During Christmas we celebrate that God became human and entered this dirty, flawed and often shitty world. John’s Gospel says the Word dwelt among us. God took on all the filth of being human. Jesus did not forsake the pain of humanity to enjoy the joy; he became all that is human.
I’ve received many questions about the vote at the South Dakota Synod Assembly regarding a resolution that was passed to Reconsider and Remove the Social Statement, “Human Sexuality: Gift & Trust.” Rather than try to summarize everything, I’ll be as thorough as I can with it and walk through everything. I’ll post the resolution, my notes from the live blog, my impressions of the discussion and my thoughts on why it went the way it did.
*I know this is a bit long. As I said above, I see no other way to present this fairly or accurately. All resolutions and historic votes are from the ELCA SD Synod website.
SoulPancake encourages its community to ask and answer hard questions about life, faith, God, spirituality and our world. The recent earthquake in Haiti prompted Rainn Wilson to ask how people of faith reconcile God, suffering and prayer. Before I answer, this post tells describes why I like SoulPancake and the questions it challenges us to think about and answer and why Rainn’s question is something we should all be able to answer.
Last night I went to Skinner’s Pub with a few friends. We talked about politics and religion – oh, and the thread count of our sheets. We had some great conversation. One of my friends (he considers himself an unbeliever) said that one of the reasons he has a lot of trouble with Christianity is the lack of logic. He said that he finds it nearly impossible to follow many Christian’s theology in a logical manner.