Monday, June 22, 2009

Great Article for Our Protestant Readers

I came across this article by Taylor Marshall, PhD student at the University of Dallas. He poses an interesting question that will provoke even more interesting questions on the view of Scripture in Protestantism.



John said...

That's a very interesting point. I think that inevitably most Protestant religions will fall because of this very point. Since so much of their faith is subject to one's personal beliefs, there is no authority. Archbishop Chaput (of Denver) made a good point in one of his homilies awhile back. He said, "When a protestant Christian disagrees with his church, he changes his church. When a Catholic disagrees with his Church, he changes his mind...or at least he should." The only authority a protestant church has is the limited authority granted to it by its members. But the Catholic Church speaks with the authority of God. Now we've seen Christians ignore that authority - from the Protestant Reformation to Catholics who still attended mass but disagree with the Church on homosexuality, sexual ethics and abortion (just to name the hot topic ones). This is certainly due to a loss of moral authority in the viewpoint of the common man; thanks, in no small part, to the sexual reformation and sex scandals in the Church.

Anyways, just some ramblings back at ya.

Also, two things - I'm digging the new look of the blog. Very nice. And second, Debbie and I will be in St. Louis area July 1-5. If you're going to be around, we'd love to see you. Although, it might just be me since Debbie will be spending some serious time doing wedding stuff. I'll call you, and we can plan a date - XOXO

Christopher J said...

Taylor is a converted Anglican priest, so he offers a particularly interesting insight into such matters of ecumenical dialogue.

I think more than his post, however, the comments offered in response, serve as extremely educational. His readership is very intelligent and well read, and comes from a number of diverse and serious Christian backgrounds.