July 30, 2014

Why Do Eastern Orthodox Churches Continue Enabling Opposition to Orthodox Values on Abortion, Sexual Morality?

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It's biting criticism folks -- but all true. From the essay: What I have observed rather consistently (and had this confirmed by other trustworthy observers) is that Eastern Orthodox leaders participating in NCC meetings have shown little to no interest in openly defending Christian values (particularly on life and sexuality) when confronted by the aggressively secular values of Liberalprotestantism, instead choosing to remain meekly passive. This includes what I have observed of those few Eastern Orthodox individuals who have obtained staff or leadership positions in the council. My response to the full essay (published on Juicy Ecumenicism) blog is reprinted below. The essay is excerpted. Read the full essay on the Juicy Ecumencism blog. Source: Juicy Ecumenicism | John Lomperis Christian churches of any sort are right to be careful and thoughtful about the specific causes and organizations to which they do and do not give their public support, as such decisions … [Read more...]

Archbishop of Canterbury Opens Trinity Wall Street Economics Conference

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BREAKING NEWS! John Couretas has an excellent analysis over at the Acton Blog with video. Back to our report... I don't want to turn this into beat up on the Anglicans day but, as long as we are discussing the presumptuousness of religious professionals, here's another. Amid the backdrop of an ongoing economic recession, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams gave the keynote address at the annual conference hosted by the Episcopal Church’s affluent Wall Street outpost. “Building An Ethical Economy: Theology and the Marketplace” was the 40th annual event hosted by Trinity Wall Street’s Trinity Institute. [...] While Williams warned against materialism's dangers, his respondent, a former Wall Street Journal editor, warned against theologians who ignore the moral need for wealth creation. According to Lee, theologians, especially on the left, tend to emphasize the distribution of wealth – how fair it is – economists tend to emphasize the generation of wealth – how … [Read more...]