Unpersuasive and unorthodox - a response to Bishop Gregory Cameron’s words to the Welsh Governing Body

by Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian

Beginning with his opening statement to the Governing Body, Cameron’s claim that the bill to permit the blessing of same-sex marriages is not a ‘a sell out to the secular spirit of the age’ goes against the historical evidence... many Western Christians have become seduced by the thinking of the world around them and have sought for apologetic reasons to develop a reading of the Bible and an understanding of Christian sexual ethics that is line with it. However loath Cameron may be to admit it, liberal Christians have been playing catch up with developments in secular thought, and the Welsh bill to permit the blessing of same-sex marriages is part of this process of cultural assimilation.

 

See also:

What will happen to evangelicals in the Church in Wales? by David Baker, Christian Today

Church in Wales and what it means for the rest of us, by Stephen Kneale, Building Jerusalem