What’s all the fuss about sex in the Church of England?
by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC:
Years ago when I was in The Episcopal Church (TEC) I found myself asking the same question. Why can’t we just agree to disagree, respect our differences and just get on with mission?
The Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon helped me address this very question with a video presentation that the American Anglican Council has used in its presentations on the Global Anglican Realignment. I encourage you to watch the whole presentation, especially the “boats.” But if you want to see the answer to the question “what’s the fuss about sex?” here is the video portion from Kendall Harmon:
You see, there’s good reasons to fuss about the presenting issue of human sexuality and its limits. Like all the moral issues which presented deeper theological differences that threatened to tear asunder God’s church over centuries and councils, sex, today, is merely the tip of the iceberg. And like an iceberg, it’s not the tip that you see which will destroy the ship—it’s what lies beneath the surface. In other words, what is beneath the surface of the fuss about sex is precisely what will destroy the Church.