Generous Orthodoxy  




Monday, June 23, 2014

Fred Phelps: what a sad, damaged person. What a wasted life. Only the rectification of God through the cross of his Son can retrieve anything good from this story. I am thinking a lot about rectification, which many biblical scholars now think is the best translation for the word justification in Paul the apostle's New Testament Greek. Only God can make right what has been wrong. That is the promise of the gospel.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/21/fred-phelps-westboro-baptist-church-dead-forgive-forget



A truly shocking story

Regardless of one's position on legalized abortion, if this story does not shake us to the roots, I don't know what will. There is a great deal at stake here.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/03/29/death-does-not-transform-baby-into-clinical-waste/mG72vEl0gGS6IbklSPtLjP/story.html


Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Anglican poet-priest, the Klinghoffer uproar, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

You won't read anything more remarkable in the next few weeks than this.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/jan/29/alice-goodman-death-klinghoffer-interview