Churches face difficult decisions on matters of human rights because some discussions of the topic, like Ignatieff’s, present an alternative moral worldview with which Christians have overlapping concerns.
Scripture is united in Christ, but it is as diverse as the spaces and times in which it is read. Mansel’s goal was to retain Scripture’s unity while holding it open to every possible moment in time.
Somewhere in this mess about human sexuality, we might actually be saved, narrowly or comprehensively.
The Fort McMurray fire now stands as a particular kind of spectacle, which revealed to us a simple truth: our lives and our world are in God’s hands.
'This Holy Estate' represents an exercise in removing scriptural barriers, rather than allowing Scripture to lead. This is no via media.