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 ...
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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.
J. R. Briggs sympathizes with church leaders who don't live up to expectations.
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