I'd be skeptical of any review of 12 Years a Slave (which won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend and releases to theaters next month) that does not begin and end with "Lord, have mercy on ...
Displaying 12 of 2 comments.
Given what was just posted, is it possible the theology gone badly wrong could apply to the argument against women pastors and ministry. As well as gay and lesbian pastors and leaders in ministry ?
"Master Epps ... uses the language of the Bible ... to insist that God has appointed the order of slave and master." Though this is an accurate portrayal of the pro-slavery theology of the time, it's a prime example of theology-gone-badly-wrong. In the recent election in Australia, the then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made the same mistake (for an entirely different agenda) and Christian leaders had to move quickly to clear up the potential mess. See the statement by the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney here http://sydneyanglicans.net/mediareleases/statement-on-pms-q-and-a-comment. It was Aristotle, not the Bible, that asserted the divinely appointed order of slave and master.
Christians’ misguided fight for football devotions isn’t working.
Reformed theology is more irenic and diverse than you think, says theologian Oliver Crisp.
Why the pulpit—and not the screen—still belongs at the center of our churches.
A way forward for declining churches
What can preachers learn from professional storytellers?
Protect your church from fraudulent activities.
Set a high standard for maintenance, safety, and overall look of your building.
Plus four other trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week.
Sometimes deep connections happen with those you might least expect
A septuagenarian on what she and her friends have learned over the years
Focus more on the miracles, not on the mess
© 2014 Christianity Today
About Our Ministry |
To unlock this article for your friends, use any of the social share buttons on our site, or simply copy the link below.
To share this article with your friends, use any of the social share buttons on our site, or simply copy the link below.