Thinking Anglicans, a leftward leaning blog, has posted links to articles describing a mild controversy in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) regarding the participation of Fr. Julian Linnell in an ACNA conference on evangelism in Malaysia. There is some confusion regarding Linnell’s allegiances–is he Episcopalian, or Anglican? A “controversy” like this rears up only during times of tense divisiveness–God help us.
In other news, several different blogs are talking about U2 frontman Bono’s testimony of his faith in his interview with Michka Assayas. He makes a remarkable observation about the difference between the Old Testament God and the New Testament God:
…the God of the Old Testament is like the journey from stern father to friend. When you’re a child, you need clear directions and some strict rules. But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross.
Representatives at the Third Annual Meeting of the Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity in Mission (AMICUM) have agreed that the Anglican and Methodist churches need to address dividing issues in order to achieve unity. Was a conference really needed to come to this conclusion?
An interview with Mark Regnerus, a sex sociologist who is claiming the West is facing a sexual crisis, is provided over at Christianity Today.