Wycliffe woes in perspective

It was nice to see The Guardian, not usually slow to attack anything to do with evangelical Christianity, publishing a positive piece by Jonathan Aitken about the ‘problems’ at Wycliffe Hall.

Aitken seems to place some of the exaggerated newspaper claims in context, and in particular to suggest that they largely boil down to a ‘personal dispute’ of the kind which would not even raise comment if it took place in a different kind of organisation.

Of course, that such a disagreement has taken place within a Christian institution is sad, and that (as usual) different elements of the church seem so quick to argue and fight demonstrates a spirit a million miles from that of the Lord we all purport to follow.

What a comfort that our God is so infinitely more gracious and forgiving than we ever manage to be.

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