Video: Do We Need an Ecumenical Council on Homosexuality?

My latest Davenant Institute video has just been published. Within it, Brad Belschner and I discuss the question of whether the Church should set up an ecumenical council on the question of homosexuality.

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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1 Response to Video: Do We Need an Ecumenical Council on Homosexuality?

  1. cal says:

    You don’t really bring it up, but I think Ephraim Radner makes a good point about the push for conciliar decision making. People go straight to Acts 15 as justification for ecumenical councils and decision making, without appreciating that Acts 15 only comes after a Jerusalem Church living Acts 2:40-47 for sometime. Many forget it was the late Medieval conciliarists engineered the Council of Constance, which murdered John Hus and Jerome of Prague, and defamed the saintly John Wycliffe. The role of judgement only can only effectively operate if there is a receptive body to receive such judgments rendered. The problem is that many Christians do not commune with a church, but have a more or less extrinsic or legal relationship to it. Thus, the kind of mourning many Christians do for their/the church is at the abstract bureaucratic denominational level. The pain is more like the corruption of a favorite sports club or political party, and not like a bad break-up or a divorce.

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