a thread on topic: “Have any other top church leaders denied essential aspects of Christ’s identity in manners more profound than +KJS?”June 28, 2010
(posted June 28, 2011 – back-dated so as not to appear amongst current articles)
It appears that the answer here is a resounding “yes” – the degree however to which the churches they are a part, are contributing to these teachings, and the degree to which these are “significant churches,” remains in question.
Jesus’ divinity doubted
Church leader holds controversial views
By BOB HARVEY Southam Newspapers “The Ottawa Citizen” October 30, 1997
The divinity of Jesus and the reality of heaven and hell are irrelevant, says the new moderator of the United Church of Canada.
What really matters, says Right Rev. Bill Phipps, is mending a broken world.
In a free-wheeling debate with the editorial board of the Ottawa Citizen, Phipps said Jesus was more interested in life on Earth than the afterlife and had more to say about economics than any other subject. “I don’t believe Jesus was God, but I’m no theologian,” Phipps said.