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Process and Outline of Conversations on Marriage and Marriage Equality

PROCESS AND OUTLINE OF CONVERSATION ON MARRIAGE AND MARRIAGE EQUALITY

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Rochester, Minnesota

March, 2012

Foundation of the conversation:   Cognitional Structure by Bernard Lonergan

Experience→Understanding→Judgment→Decision

Process:

Session 1:  Reflect on our Experience

4 / 6 March Begin by laying Ground rules for the conversation

What assumptions / beliefs do I bring to this conversation?

Reflect on our Experience of Marriage

Identify Common Themes

Session 2:   Same Gender Couples share their Experience of Marriage

11 / 13 March   Identify Common Themes

Session 3:   Seek to Understand

18 / 20 March Scripture, Tradition and Reason (dynamic process)

What does this mean?

Session 4:   Judgment leads to Decision

25 / 27 March Based on what I understand, what am I able to affirm?

How will I act based on what I am able to affirm?

In preparation for this conversation, I invite you to read two papers that I believe will be helpful in understanding this process which were written by the Rt. Rev. Craig Anderson, Bishop of South Dakota (retired) that are included below.

A-Theological-Metaphor-and-Method – Craig Anderson

Theological-Method-and-Episcopal-Vocation – Craig Anderson

BLOG UPDATE MONDAY 19 MARCH

The articles below have been added as resources for our ongoing conversation.  The first three are a resource from Human Sexuality and the Christian Faith – Episcopal Edition 1991 and the four article is a report from the Theology Committee of the House of Bishops issued during Lent 2010.

Human Sexuality and the Christian Faith Old Testament

Human Sexuality and the Christian Faith New Testament

Human Sexuality and the Christian Faith Gay and Lesbian Relationships

Same Sex Relationships in the Life of the Church – Theology Committee HOB Lent 2010

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