Tag Archives: sexuality

Nothing new here: how the human sexuality debate repeats the women priests debate

I’ve been going through my old papers from when I was on General Synod; I represented the Diocese of Guildford for seven years or so. During the July 2017 sessions, I read a lot of comments about the complexity of … Continue reading

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Getting into a muddle about sex: lifelong virginity and the Louden amendment

For various reasons, I’ve been going through some of the papers I kept from my stint on General Synod; eight complicated years which included the Higton debate, the AIDS debate, and the various stages of the legislation to permit women … 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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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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The gender of tears

‘Mourn with those who mourn’. Just try and stop me. Continue reading

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What is sex anyway?

… in church circles, the normal response I get is on the lines of ‘Don’t be so silly, we all know perfectly well what we’re talking about here.’ Continue reading

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Under the umbrella: living with difference

Peter Facey: Washout at the New Forest Show 2007 © Copyright Peter Facey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. One of the questions raised by the Church of England’s current disagreements on sexuality concerns how far it’s … 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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