His post today was on rethinking the historical view of the Reformation (coming up to Reformation Day). To be honest, I find Michael is always rethinking some view of history, the church or scripture. This is a Good Thing, but ironic given the first quote I have shared below.
Anyway, the primary thing I got out of today's post was a couple of views on the unity of the church, which I have quoted here:
- I now believe that tradition is a very good word.
- I believe we ought to grieve the division of Christianity and the continuing division of Protestantism.
- I don't believe in ecumenism at any cost, but I can no longer imagine being a Christian without a commitment to ecumenism on some level.
Thanks again Michael, for stirring the pot and making me think, even if you do make me uncomfortable.