In the midst of a great deal of confusion on sexuality and gender (see the previous post), I am very grateful that the denomination Christ Church belongs to (the CREC) has issued a statement on one of the basic issues involved. That statement can be accessed here.
For those unfamiliar with the polity of the CREC, we are set up in such a way that permits our presiding minister to make statements on behalf of the entire denomination in between meetings of Council. The presiding ministers of our six presbyteries can do the same on behalf of their respective presbyteries. These statements are then included in the presiding minister’s report at the next meeting of presbytery or Council, at which time the statement is affirmed (or, in an extreme case, not).
We live in a generation of confusion, and we should be grateful any clarity that comes our way. This is some of that clarity.