Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Fine example of Christian Unity - NOT!
I have blogged in the past about the intellectual indulgences that seem to afflict many in our Church. While Christians are actively being killed and persecuted around the world and Christianity is under attack our leaders do intellectual battles over who ought to be called to serve in the Church. I haven't studied theology and, no doubt, many will find fault with my simplistic analysis but I do speak as a person on the ground. People want to see the Church fighting for injustice, speaking up about inequality and applying God's word to modern day situations. Perhaps our present day version of Ecumenical doctrine has become far too imbued with personal colourings of opinion and vanity. We need a new discourse that pulls together the agendas of all fragmented groups and injects some reality into the disagreements that exist. In other words we may all never agree on things but we can show leadership by, perhaps, deciding to firstly concentrate on the external forces that are threatening our faith rather than helping our enemies by pulling down the structures of the church from within and making their job easier.