Jan

22

2013

Thabiti Anyabwile|1:47 am CT

Two Things We’re Told Never Change, But Actually Do

This past week I enjoyed a couple of really engaging and useful videos. The videos seem to be on wildly different topics: the Roman Catholic Church and homosexuality. But they did share one thing in common. They both discussed issues or people we’re told never change or shouldn’t change, but actually do.

In the first video, Robert Godfrey briefly reflects (7 minutes) on a recent article in Modern Reformation about the changes of the  Roman Catholic Church over its history. Of course, one can’t be exhaustive in 7 minutes, but Godfrey clearly and succinctly refutes the notion that the RCC maintains an unbroken consistency from its beginning. Helpful.

In the second video (HT: JT), Marvin Olasky interviews Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, a wife, mom, former English professor at Syracuse and a former lesbian. Her recent book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, tells part of her story and provides some helpful insight into the gay and lesbian community. We don’t get many glimpses into the lives of persons with same-sex attraction, and Butterfield provides a look that shows us how possible change really is and how much work we need to do to be welcoming in the best sense.

I hope you’re helped and encouraged with these discussions.

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