Tag Archives: women priests

Being officially ecumenical: chocolate, mints, the Church of England and the Conference of European Churches

This week, the Church of England General Synod is discussing union with the Methodists. One of my favourite jokes ever is the ‘guy on a bridge‘ one, which is all about church divisions and micro-divisions. Union, or separation? Is reunion … Continue reading

Posted in Ecumenical movement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Episcopal Teaching Document

Talking about sexuality in the Church of England… the next stage after Shared Conversations Continue reading

Posted in Episcopal Teaching Document, Shared Conversations | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Shared Conversations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Church of England and gender | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Church of England and gender | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eucharist (not?)

  I’m by no means the only person blogging on the Shared Conversations, although so far I’ve only found one, Charlotte Gale, using a blog before the event to reflect on her participation. One of the post-Shared Conversation bloggers is Richard Ashby, whose … Continue reading

Posted in Shared Conversations | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment