Brother Phil Jensen was here in Bloomington with his wife, Helen, about nineteen years ago. Phil preached and he and Helen were our houseguests. The conversation over three or four days was wonderful and Mary Lee and I learned much that we've copied in our work here in Bloomington.
Over the years we have been grateful for the work Phil, his brother Peter, and the men and women of St. Mattias have been doing in Sydney. More recently Peter has been appointed the Archbishop of the Sydney archdiocese. Not surprisingly he and his brother have been under almost ceaseless attack by the media.
If you keep your eye on the ball, you know sex is the gap in the wall of the church's service to Her Lord as the pillar and foundation of His Truth. And to God's glory, here is where we find Peter, Phil, Helen, and the men and women of Matthias Media standing, particularly. Principially. Which is to say they confess their Christian faith in the aggressively pagan city where God has called them.
As part of that confession, the Anglican archdiocese is in the process of adopting a prayer book which will keep intact the sexual specificity of Christian marriage ceremonies...