Generous Orthodoxy  




Thursday, April 12, 2012

We believe in the Millennium Development Goals?

I try not to spend much time calling attention to the theological wasteland around us in the mainline churches, since there is so much upbuilding and planting to do, and so little time, but a friend has pointed out the Presiding Bishop's Easter message and I think it will speak for itself. There is not a single word about the Risen Lord.

Is this intentional? Does she simply not believe that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead? "If Christ is not raised, our faith is in vain..."

Are the Millennium Development Goals a good thing? Absolutely. Are they making progress so far? Apparently they are, judging from what I've read elsewhere. Should we be behind them? Why ever not?

But are they a creed to live by? Not unless you believe yourself and all human projects to be "without sin."

"If Christ is not raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins..." (I Corinthians 15:17)

Here is the link to the message:

http://episcopalchurch.org/notice/episcopal-church-presiding-bishop-easter-2012-message-%E2%80%9Cgive-thanks-easter%E2%80%9D