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January 18, 2007

Processing a theology!!!

Somehow I could not stomach this interview which blatantly shares her heretical content: Read the interview by the Arkansas Democratic Gazzette's Laura Brown with The Presiding Bishop Jeffers Schori, of The Episcopal Church, thanks to the posting by the Bible Belt Blogger.

"Brown: I want to ask you about a couple of other things you've said in interviews. One of those was in the 10 questions in TIME magazine about the small box that people put God in. Could you elaborate a little bit on your take on "Jesus is the way, the truth and the life" [a paraphrase of John 14:16]?

Bishop Jefferts Schori: I certainly don't disagree with that statement that Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. But the way it's used is as a truth serum, or a touchstone: If you cannot repeat this statement, then you're not a faithful Christian or person of faith. I think Jesus as way - that's certainly what it means to be on a spiritual journey. It means to be in search of relationship with God. We understand Jesus as truth in the sense of being the wholeness of human expression. What does it mean to be wholly and fully and completely a human being? Jesus as life, again, an example of abundant life. We understand him as bringer of abundant life but also as exemplar. What does it mean to be both fully human and fully divine? Here we have the evidence in human form. So I'm impatient with the narrow understanding, but certainly welcoming of the broader understanding.

This has nothing to do with gender respect(I would call a spade a spade regardless of where it came from) but sheer bewilderment at the process theology that is in the making - theology that is so contrary to the basics of Christianity itself and the heresy revisited. Would the remnants realize how dangerous their leadership is given her stance on the Christology and faith. We are not making a tryst with our faith are we?

Posted by bpleo at January 18, 2007 9:36 AM

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