One of our favorite theologians, who consistently produces excellent —and expert—material in the areas of Pauline theology and sexual issues in the Bible, Dr. Rob Gagnon has released three new articles on his website.
The first deals with Church policy as regards homosexual practice: membership and ordained ministry. What a timely offering considering the vortex of confusion engulfing US denominations over whether to ordain, affirm and sanction the “ministry” of unrepentant homosexuals. This is a “lost” chapter of his first book which was first published in 1999.
Secondly, Dr. Gagnon takes on the PCUSA Moderator regarding her accusations of “deeply pernicious heresy.” The Moderator, Rev. Joan Gray declares that refusing membership to individuals who are (again) unrepentant homosexual (and we should add proud of it) is tatamount to heresy. We reccomend you quickly read Dr. Gagnon’s thorough response to this foolishness.
Finally, if the love, tolerance and inclusion crowd is grabbing the reigns of your denomination should you leave? Independent Conservative, who surveyed the recent Lutheran conference in Chicago answered an emphatic YES! and NOW! Dr. Gagnon addresses the current Presbyterian renewal document “Let us rise up and build” which he says does the renewal movement a “disservice if it does not address the elephant in the room; namely what constitutes legitimate grounds for departure in the PCUSA.”