Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Archbishop Gregory Venables is interviewed by AnglicanTV's Kevin Kallsen where he discusses the recent Primates Meeting in Ireland. I respect Bishop Venables very much - he was so kind at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury and worked hard to speak the Gospel in love those who were there. Yet I also have to say that I am concerned about the trajectory we are now on.
To paraphrase Romans 2, do we have any excuse, we who pass judgment on someone else? Is it not true that whatever point we judge the other, are we not condemning ourselves, because we who pass judgment do the same things? Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth, yes. But when we, mere human beings that we are, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do we think that we will escape God's judgment ourselves? Or do we show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not yet realizing that it's God's kindness that leads to repentance?
One of the major issues that we all wrestle with - that we (liberal and conservative) can identify with is quite frankly talked about in this recent sermon at Truro and I very much commend it to you. If you can take a few minutes to listen, please do. Here is the link:
The speaker is Dr. Curt Thompson, M.D.