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July 11, 2011


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There was a church service this morning from the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark, the Right Rev Peter Skov-Jakobsen, who urged Christians “not to make faith into a ghetto” and said the understanding of faith or the church could not be furthered by “hiding behind an anxious defence of the Bible and outdated view of gender roles or an unrealistic view of freer sexual morals”.


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Is that from the LEFTist Rev Peter Skov-Jakobsen?

[1] Posted by B. Hunter on 7-11-2011 at 10:19 AM · [top]

“Not for one second do I believe that there is any point in going back and finding cover behind the thick walls of dogmatic church teachings.”

Accordingly, he promptly confessed the hypocrisy of his own dogmatic revisionism, resigned his office, and returned his paycheck. 
</hoping for honesty just once> 

(no… they never do…)

rolleyes

[2] Posted by tired on 7-11-2011 at 10:27 AM · [top]

Personally, I couldn’t agree more with this Presiding Bishop. It seems to me, that the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark has a track record a mile long of making top quality disciples of Jesus. They put a high value on evangelism and in church planting, they are second to none. Every day it seems, they are baptizing more and more children, and adults too!  Marriage success rates among their laity are among the highest in the world, abortion rates are among the lowest. I have often heard it said that Denmark is soon to be called the new Rome, just because of the incredible numbers of believers and people coming to a saving faith in Jesus Christ, largely due to the ELCD’s success. So I say, keep up the good work and preaching the good word, Right Rev Peter Skov-Jakobsen!

oh wait…

Yours in Christ,
jacob

[3] Posted by Jacobsladder on 7-11-2011 at 10:45 AM · [top]

I can’t find that quote, but if it happened, I could only hope that the AMIA version of the Formationator was present.

[4] Posted by Festivus on 7-11-2011 at 10:49 AM · [top]

On the one hand, there is a craven, complete and utter capitulation to secular culture, on the other, he does wear a nice ruff.

http://gensyn.blogspot.com/2011/07/bishop-of-copenhagens-sermon.html

[5] Posted by driver8 on 7-11-2011 at 03:47 PM · [top]

In olden days, anyone spouting such tripe from a CofE pulpit would be pulled down by an angry congregation.
:sigh:

[6] Posted by Newbie Anglican on 7-11-2011 at 06:23 PM · [top]

#4, What could be more ascetical than a savage beatdown?

#5, The ruff makes it look like his head is on a plate.

[7] Posted by Ralph on 7-11-2011 at 07:08 PM · [top]

He may not be righteous to preach this drivel at General Synod, but he is wise to do so: It is to his advantage that the hierarchy of CofE remain liberal.

Sooner or later, orthodox Anglicans are going to turn their attention to northern Europe, whether they are from ACNA, or orthodox CofE churches, or perhaps even the Africans. I think they will find very fertile ground there. The people are generally respectful of liturgical religion, but fed up with the relativism and liberalism of the established churches. Vibrant, church-planting Anglicanism could make many converts.

[8] Posted by MichaelA on 7-11-2011 at 07:59 PM · [top]

#8 Yes, please.

[9] Posted by Lars on 7-12-2011 at 11:49 AM · [top]

“hiding behind an anxious defence of the Bible and outdated view of gender roles or an unrealistic view of freer sexual morals”

I’m sure those present lapped it all up like obedient little pets of the state-mandated pansexual agenda that they have become.  Will anyone from AMIE or FCA be allowed to refute this polluted pablum?

[10] Posted by St. Nikao on 7-12-2011 at 12:23 PM · [top]

Since it’s England, I guess I should call it polluted pudding that Skov-Jakobsen was imported to serve them.

[11] Posted by St. Nikao on 7-12-2011 at 12:25 PM · [top]

Technically, he is not a presiding bishop.  The state church in Denmark is unique in that it has not spiritual leader like an archbishop or a synod or a national legislatlive body or gathering to set policy.  Technically, this church is incapable of taking any position on any issue as a body.  Other lutheran churches like those in Norway and Sweden have synods.  Not Denmark.  Only the parliament and a cabinet level official (which he represents) exist above the diocesan bishop but his office is more administrative.  Its a very strange arrangement. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Denmark

[12] Posted by Matthew on 7-12-2011 at 02:47 PM · [top]

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