Stephen Herzig

Stephen Herzig

Stephen Herzig is an itinerant minister that serves the Body of Christ Apostolically and Prophetically. He is part of the All Nations network of Churches and travels widely to encourage Churches and marketplace ministers across the globe. Stephen is married to Anita and has two adult children.

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Same Sex Marriage?

Over the last few years a number of nations have enacted laws ratifying same sex 'marriage'. The most recent of these was the United States. Thirteen American States had already legislated this change, and the Supreme Court has now voted to force the decision upon the rest of the Union. The majority was a narrow one but it is still binding on all States, and it will now require a constitutional amendment to change it. That is unlikely to happen any time soon. This subject has been a matter of considerable debate for a number of years now, and the Church worldwide is greatly divided in her differing opinions about it. I have been asked for my own views by a couple of friends, and will make a few of comments expressing my thoughts in the second part of the article. I suppose the Anglican Communion has been the focus of most of the media attention in the general debate, and there the discussions have widened to the role openly gay ministers should play within the church.

A Modern Greek Tragedy

 

The Greek Tragedies are one of the oldest forms of written drama in the world, penned and then performed in the amphitheatres of Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean. They had a number of common characteristics. The main characters were introduced early on in the narrative, and hints were given of their weaknesses and character flaws. The story line provided for the inevitable end drama and climax, in which those flaws were brutally exposed. Death and tragedy were usually the outcome. The audience were made aware of what was brewing, but it appeared that nothing could be done to prevent the sadness and loss. Simple little comments and the odd rash decision bring on the fate destined by the gods. There seems to be no escape, like a fly straying too close to the web of a spider. Today, psychological disorders are named after some of the characters, have you heard of the Oedipus Complex? This is but one example.

A Modern Greek Tragedy

The Greek Tragedies are one of the oldest forms of written drama in the world, penned and then performed in the amphitheatres of Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean. They had a number of common characteristics. The main characters were introduced early on in the narrative, and hints were given of their weaknesses and character flaws. The story line provided for the inevitable end drama and climax, in which those flaws were brutally exposed. Death and tragedy were usually the outcome. The audience were made aware of what was brewing, but it appeared that nothing could be done to prevent the sadness and loss. Simple little comments and the odd rash decision bring on the fate destined by the gods. There seems to be no escape, like a fly straying too close to the web of a spider. Today, psychological disorders are named after some of the characters, have you heard of the Oedipus Complex? This is but one example.

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