Nov 22, 2012
In that regard – but only in that regard – the Synod was right to reject women bishops: the Church should not do things in a particular way because current social mores say things need to be done in that way. Institutions in a free society should be able to order their arrangements according to their values and principles within certain limits (although what precisely comprise those limits is endlessly debated and debateable). If the Church should have accepted women bishops (which, in my humble opinion, it should) it should have done so according to its own logic. And therein lies the problem.
Nick Spencer (via Steve Holmes)
My name is Wesley Hill. I am an assistant professor of New Testament at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

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