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August 10, 2016


A Catholic’s View of Episcopal Feminist Theology

A bit tardy, perhaps—but since she is still giving sermons, and will soon once again be teaching at a school of divinity (this time not as its head, but as the Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry), some might find this worthy of watching. A Roman Catholic bishop takes note—as so many others did at the time—of the strange feminist twist given to Acts 16:16-34 by the former Presiding Bishop of ECUSA in a sermon at Curaçao, Venezuela, and uses her message to point up the limits of Christian tolerance:


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“Love is to will the good of the other”—that’s a helpful definition. Good video. I don’t know much about Church Divinity School of the Pacific, but I did see that they no longer offer a DMin—just the MDiv and a Master’s in Theology.

[1] Posted by Jeff Walton on 8-10-2016 at 10:39 AM · [top]

Quite logical and well reasoned talk.  Based on this video and a recent reading of Bishop Allison’s book “The Cruelty of Heresy,” would Jefferts-Schori still be considered a Christian?  Is she a heretic?

I have had a few very heated blog discussions with Methodists where I stated that if someone does not fully affirm the ancient creeds (Apostles, Nicene, Athanasian and Chalcedonian) then they should not call themselves a Christian in the historic, orthodox sense of the word.  I have been roundly condemned and told to ask Jesus for forgiveness for such a statement.  In regards to reliance on scripture, one person said he could find biblical support for Arianism and Pelagianism!  When I see study results that say a plurality of Methodist clergy deny the bodily resurrection and the virgin birth, am I overreacting to say that they are not Christian?  It seems to me that words matter and we should not let terms be redefined in an “Alice in Wonderland” fashion without speaking out the truth in love.

[2] Posted by Daniel on 8-10-2016 at 10:52 AM · [top]

The early church came down hard on false teachers as harmful to the body of Christ. Maybe they knew something.

[3] Posted by Pb on 8-10-2016 at 11:06 AM · [top]

No you are not overreacting…Source:  Fitzsimmons Allison ” The Cruelty of Heresey”

[4] Posted by aacswfl1 on 8-10-2016 at 11:12 AM · [top]

Oh yeah, Curacao, that one earned top spot for “Worst Sermon Ever” when Schori said that Paul deprived the demon possessed slave girl of her “gift of spiritual awareness” by casting out the demon in Jesus’ name.

I think we should make it an annual contest for the “Schori Award”, or maybe we’ll just call it “The Schori”.

[5] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 8-10-2016 at 12:21 PM · [top]

How about calling the trophy “The Cloven Hoof”?

[6] Posted by Fradgan on 8-10-2016 at 01:09 PM · [top]

Under Billy Graham’s definition, certainly the Episcopal Church and most of the other mainlines would at the present time be “cults,” and not Christian:

In response, Graham laid out three things to consider, first one being “what do they believe about the Bible? Is it alone the Word of God (as Christians affirm) — or do they add to it, or claim they alone have translated it correctly?”

“Second, what do they believe about Jesus? Is He alone the divine Son of God, sent from Heaven to save us from our sins? Or do they deny this, or claim we must work to save ourselves?” continued Graham.

“Third, what do they believe about other Christians? Do they claim that they, and they alone, have the truth — or do they rejoice that God is also at work elsewhere?”

http://www.christianpost.com/news/billy-graham-3-warning-signs-that-a-church-is-actually-a-cult-167786/

[7] Posted by Jim the Puritan on 8-10-2016 at 02:05 PM · [top]

Wow,  the good Bishop Barron can’t even keep a straight face when discussing Shori’s pathetic sermon.

She is so clearly deceived.  She sees good as evil, and evil as good.

Why not just let the devil be in charge of the Episcopal Church??  Seriously…by her words and by her works she is not a Christian.

[8] Posted by B. Hunter on 8-13-2016 at 10:36 PM · [top]

l wrote an article on our Soundings Blog in 2011 and in it, I asked KJS some basic questions about Christianity. She has never responded publicly or privately.
http://sanjoaquinsoundings.blogspot.com/2012/05/ten-questions-for-katherine-jefferts.html

[9] Posted by Fr. Dale on 8-19-2016 at 07:18 PM · [top]

Fr. Dale, I’m not surprised she didn’t answer you. If she had it would have been an incomprehensible word salad that would have left your readers baffled about what language she was speaking, much less what her answers were.

[10] Posted by David Fischler on 8-20-2016 at 04:36 PM · [top]

Father Barron is a priest, but not a bishop.

[11] Posted by Ed the Roman on 8-31-2016 at 06:42 AM · [top]

Oops, my mistake. But he has been a bishop less than a year.

[12] Posted by Ed the Roman on 8-31-2016 at 06:47 AM · [top]

Wow. And he was ordained by Bernardin, too.

[13] Posted by Ed the Roman on 8-31-2016 at 06:51 AM · [top]

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