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Monday, June 06, 2005

David Tacey Watch #3 / Woe to you, blind guides!

I knew I wasn't wasting my time at the David Tacey seminar back in April. Now the Uniting Church in Queensland has devoted almost a whole issue of Journey to the event.

Amongst the confusion that inevitably emerges in Uniting Chuch minds over what is and isn't the pure unsullied Word of God, comes an insightful piece from Rev Dr Geoff Thompson, Director of Studies in Systematic Theology, Trinity Theological College.

Here's the punchline:

Tacey’s rejection of Jesus’ identity with God is a reminder that, for all his rhetoric about privileging ‘experience’ over ‘belief’, he holds some quite particular beliefs about what may and may not be believed within the circle of contemporary spirituality.

You'll have to read the whole article, the general article on David Tacey and maybe the whole edition of Journey to grab the context of the quote, but it really jumped out at me.

For all the claims of "multiplicity and diversity of faith and belief", there is only one which consistently gets marginalised in such circles - traditional, conservative Christiainity.

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