My own position is quite clear on this, that I have supported women Bishops in print and in person. I’ve spoken in Synod in favour of going that route, but I don’t think it’s something that ought to be done at the cost of a major division in the Church.
- Jason Goroncy points out some interesting articles from Sarah Coakley on science and religion. Quoting Coakley,
I propose in contrast that God is “kenotically” or self-sacrificially infused (not by divine loss or withdrawal, but by an over-generous pouring out) into every causal joint of the creative process, yet precisely without overt disruption of apparent “randomness.”
- Fred Sanders celebrates B.B. Warfield’s birthday by listing his three favorite Warfield essays.
The title of “America’s Greatest Theologian” is pretty universally ceded to Jonathan Edwards, and after him there is a tight race for “Second Greatest.” In my opinion, Warfield is a contender for that second slot.
- The Christian Humanist has an interesting discussion on heresy and the early creeds, specifically addressing with the early creeds alone are sufficient for defining what “heresy” really is. HT
- James McGrath is feeling generous. Head over to his blog to win a copy of Science, Creation, and the Bible and/or Constructing Jesus.
- Who would have thought that the weirdest ad I’ve seen in a while would be for a new Scrabble game.
- And, apparently scientists are getting close to making a real Harry Potter invisibility cloak.
- Brian LePort has begun blogging his way through John Levison’s Filled with the Spirit.
- The discussion about unity and diversity in the early church has continued with posts by Mike Bird and James McGrath.
- In an ironic move, Katherine Jefferts Shori is accusing the Anglican communion for being “colonial” in its efforts to seek greater unity among its churches. The irony here, of course, lies in a western church leader complaining about “colonial” pressures coming largely from African church leaders.
- Peter Leithart offers an interesting comment on Dostoyevsky’s idea of a Christian Dionysian and the celebration of a kind of anthropology that resists the common pressure to emphasize the divine so much that the significance of the human is lost.
- And, if you have nothing better to do today, here’s an article on what someone went through to reverse engineer a McDonald’s french fry so he could learn how to make authentic McDonald’s fries at home. (HT Lifehacker)