Traditional Sexuality, Radical Community

November 11, 2014

I’m in the middle of a pastoral internship, so I expect that blogging will continue to be slow. I just want to pass along a piece by Corey Widmer:

“Traditional Sexuality, Radical Community”

Like yours truly, Widmer is a part of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. He is the pastor of Third Church in Richmond and the co-founder/co-pastor of East End Fellowship, a multi-ethnic church in the East End of Richmond.

The article is reflective of the discussion in the evangelical community as of late, which is encouraging.

 

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2 Responses to “Traditional Sexuality, Radical Community”

  1. Rod said

    Widmer’s presentation is refreshingly mature. He’s right it raises more questions than answers. There is a need, though, for the church (universal) to get back to authentic communal care and the responsible confession of sin. E.g.: lead by reorientation: aligned by the gospel, instructed by the law (covenantal boundaries).

    What I hear him saying is what the church forebears expressed in regards to restraint (I’m specifically talking Tertullian, Augustine, Ambrose). Humility wins.

    I’m not sure, however, that the crux of what is required there can accommodate the ”pride” movement and the ”modern family values” that are formulated by it. Nor am I clear on whether that same message can accommodate the ”greed is good” (Randian) individualism that appears so often in some of those living self-righteously on the other side of the room.

    • Kevin Davis said

      I’m not sure, however, that the crux of what is required there can accommodate the ”pride” movement and the ”modern family values” that are formulated by it.

      No, I do not think it can either. The origin of these values centered around gender identity and sexual expression is easily identifiable (basically, 19th century post-metaphysical moralism). It is foreign to the gospel. As is Randian individualism, the very embodiment of the anti-Christ.

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