Tag Archives: General Synod

Return to the public gallery

Having written to my bishops (replies received, thanks) and to lay representatives of my diocese on General Synod (wish I could say the same), I was sufficiently disappointed in the Bishops’ Report (GS2055) that I took the opportunity to go … Continue reading

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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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Sharing the knowledge

Can we see each other for who we are? And can we stay together without descending into chaos? Continue reading

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Gender at the Shared Conversations

To my mind, there’s an unfortunate effect of this being the aspect of Greek male sexuality which Christian sites tend to focus on: it leads to an elision between homosexuality and pederasty which is not appropriate today. Continue reading

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Behind closed doors

So how will General Synod get on with the Shared Conversations? Continue reading

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Luggage and baggage

What to pack for the Shared Conversations? Continue reading

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The gender of tears

‘Mourn with those who mourn’. Just try and stop me. 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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Putting ourselves into boxes

And the H-word isn’t one I’d like to aim at those with whose views I disagree. Continue reading

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How did I get here??

I used to be on General Synod, and I keep up with national church stuff. I mention the former GS membership because it may go some way to explaining the latter, as the latter seems pretty unusual – I get … Continue reading

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