July 01, 2006

"Conjoined Twins" = "One Body?"

Frank Lockwood, staff writer for the Lexington, Kentucky Herald-Leader, has a great summary of the current state of affairs in the Episcopal Church online, with the ominous title A church divided cannot stand – can it? If you're just getting onboard, or if you need to catch up, I recommend it. The words Lockwood ascribes to Katharine Jefferts Schori, the church's newly elected chief bishop, caught me aback:
Katharine Jefferts Schori, the newly elected leader of the Episcopal Church, compared the conservative and liberal wings of her denomination to conjoined twins and expressed doubts that they can survive and flourish without each other.
NeoTheolog's opinion: Bishop Jefferts Schori's ecclesiology is fundamentally flawed. In what sense are conjoined twins "one body?" Aren't they more like two bodies mashed together by a cruel freak of nature? In what possible way is that a metaphor for the church of Jesus Christ?

1 Comments:

At 12:34 AM, Anonymous Thinking about conjoined twins said...

read my imagination about conjoined quadruplets at http://paidcritique.blogspot.com/2011/06/thinking-about-conjoined-twins.html

 

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