Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Another Sydney Blogger!

Someone else is speaking out in Sydney, and this time (shock, horror, gasp) they're a woman!

Not only that, but anyone who can say:

"Jesus never said blessed are those who are biblical scholars but he did say "blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness" and that the law and the prophets can be summed up in Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind and others as yourself."

... in what's only their second post(!) is off to a pretty good start.

Please take a moment to drop by Aussie Life and say hello to Melinda Menzies - women in Sydney like her need all the support they can get.


Brian R said...

and what I also had to learn after years of indoctrination that I was a hateful creature by the current Jensenite theology "Don't forget to love yourself".

Lapinbizarre said...

Did you notice the comment posted by "Ren" (Renato Aguila) on Mark Harris's "Goodbye Network?" thread?

"The local Anglican seminary in Manila will, according to a reliable source, have a new dean who is close to Sydney in both theological and liturgical terms, is opposed to ecumenical dialogue especially with Roman Catholics, and is generally the kind who doesn't use incense in the Mass (and may not even want to call it that!)."

If true, suspect the gentleman will object to more than incense and the word "mass", but wondered if you have any background on what is going on in the Phillipines - it's less than a month since Mark Harris was over there getting an honorary doctorate, after all.

FranIAm said...

I will stop by on your recommendation!

Just what you have written here reminded me of these words...

"Isn’t the problem with sexism, not what it says about women but what it says about God? Doesn’t sexism really imply that God is all powerful except when it comes to women, at which point the God who could draw water from a rock and raise the dead to life is totally powerless to work as fully through a woman as through a man?"
-Joan Chittister, OSB