Tag Archives: Bible

So, what was the point of all that?

Last week the House of Bishops published GS2055 Marriage and Same Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations. I immediately read it through twice, once to see what they were proposing to change – answer, nothing – and again to see … Continue reading

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One sex, two sexes, and Christians

The wonderful Twitter just drew my attention to this article I’d missed on the OUP blog when it was published in July: ‘The influence of premodern theories about sex and gender’ by Adrian Thatcher. Thatcher asks great questions about why … Continue reading

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Pausanias and Agathon: a ‘same sex relationship’?

Thinking Anglicans notes that the Evangelical Group of the General Synod, EGGS, has issued this briefing document to its members and friends ahead of General Synod’s shared conversations, scheduled to start on 10 July. The document proposes that “The ideas/opinions/statements expressed (in bold) are amongst those … Continue reading

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Come and have breakfast

In the debates over the place of same-sex people in the church, I’m a chicken. Continue reading

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Luggage and baggage

What to pack for the Shared Conversations? Continue reading

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Sex and power in the spotlight

People lie to themselves and the church about their abstinence from sex. They become accustomed to not telling the truth. Continue reading

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Bishops, for beginners: on diversity and change

Is it about what we believe, or what we do? Why can you pick a bishop to match some of your views, but not others? Continue reading

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Walking the road

‘You know what, the thing that breaks my heart is that there’s no way I can answer it without hurting someone on either side.’ Continue reading

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And so it begins

… unless we know the person with whom we disagree, how can there ever be real respect for their position? Continue reading

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Waiting for GAFCON

It’s been a strange week, waiting to see whether the GAFCON churches would walk out of the Primates’ meeting, listening to the media herald this as the end of the Anglican Communion, wondering what a world without the Anglican Communion … Continue reading

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