Part 2 of Long-Winded Response

Part 2 of my long-winded response is up at the Cafe. This is my constructive piece where I lay out how I see a discussion of Christian celibacy helping those of us who don’t remain celibate.

I’m well aware that those who believe in the infallibility of the Scriptures or the Church won’t be convinced and that’s fine with me and need not be rehashed. However, I see this as an approach that honors the Christian tradition and overall moral vision, and attempts to speak to our situation. (As opposed to views that recommend tossing out Christian tradtion altogether…)

2 thoughts on “Part 2 of Long-Winded Response

  1. Huw Richardson

    Derek – I’m not exactly qualified (or unbiased enough) to participate in the discussion over there. I wanted you to know how much I appreciate the point being raised at all, and in such a non-emotional, non-ranting way. Thanks.

  2. Derek the Ænglican

    Thanks, Huw—though neither qualifications nor biases stop any of us from jumping in—feel free to!!

    I felt that was a side of the argument that hadn’t been adequately expressed in the Episcopal mainstream that takes seriously the experience of queer folks (as I’ve over-heard it on the blogs and seen it in the flesh) that also held onto and valued the theology and traditions of the Church (despite certain necessary disagreements…).

    Thanks again.

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