Thought it was only November that Ekklsia's Jonathan Bartley (or more accurately perhaps, Jonathan Bratley's Ekklesia) made the press with his witterings about remembrance Day. Poor soul neither offers anything new or (obviously) Christian. Mind you the petulant, pointy-toes radio performances make for great entertainment before the 08:30 communion! That said, Ekklesia seeing itself at the "cutting edge of culture, spirituality and politics," has to bring forth a smile. Mind you, self-recommendation no recommendation is it?
I've had a couple of people asking me about this 'Christian' group and I have to say to them, via the pages of this blog, that they appear to be (on the whole) well educated (they're generally Oxbridge with the odd LSE (Lower Source of Education?) graduate chucked in) and bear many credentials that confirm their inclusive acceptance of all things other than orthodox Christianity. Still, as my dear old dad used to say intelligent is rarely clever is it?
Generally they appear to make whatever size they choose fit whatever space is available and if the bleatings that occur on the nearest Sunday to Remembrance Day are anything to go by they aren't really worth the space they occupy in terms of airtime or much else come to that! If I were to sum it up in a nutshell for you, they appear to start with their final thought and then seeks ways to make their position look legitimate and I would therefore, most excellent Theophilus (it's not real name of the person this post is aimed at by the way) give them a very wide berth.
If you visit Peter Ould's excellent blog on Ekklesia and Christian marriage this will undoubtedly fill in the blanks for you.
Bottom line - stick to real thinking and orthodox Christianity - sadly you'll find little of either at Ekklesia who perhaps should consider a name change to Agnosia as it appears more fitting.
Hope this helps,