I really liked this comparator between the words of Spong and MacDonald, both of whom recently died.
I wouldn’t want to be overly dogmatic about it, but as I have previously commented here, I do think there is a lot to be said for this.
This one is excellent. Simple, insightful, easy to do and I agree with it entirely.
This one looks at some of the writing of Ignatius of Antioch and his concerns for the church in Smyrna, drawing some conclusions about false teachers we might face in the church today.
‘A Christian leader recently said to me that believing singleness is the only godly alternative to heterosexual marriage was “dooming people to live a life without love.” I’m sure there are many elegant and insightful responses, but what came to mind was this: “If the only way to experience love in your church is to be married, then your church really stinks.”’
‘The reason we involve our church in the process of welcoming and affirming new members is that it acts as greater assurance for the person in question. You might kid yourself into thinking you’re a believer, you might even manage to convince a few mates who desperately want it to be true, but it is trickier to kid 50 people into individually affirming your profession of faith.’