Church history repeats itself


History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.

Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire

From the BUV policy on Ordination: "Persons who engage in homosexual practice will not be ordained."

I'm confused. The leadership of the denomination and it's theological college do not have a problem with Baptist clergy or theological professors who are advocates for same-sex marriage. Yet the BUV will not allow anyone to be ordained as a minister who engages in homosexual acts.

This is beginning to sound like an echo of the downfall of the Uniting Church of Australia.

Watch this space. It's a lesson in how dynamic evangelical movements unravel and decay.