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Men as the Brides of Christ?

Queer theology and how men have read the Song of Songs, courtesy of Stephen Moore Continue reading

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Can women be laity?

Here’s one of those great questions with a history that we have somehow forgotten about… This week, I’ve had the interesting experience of being an oral history source: interviewed by a student writing her dissertation on the history of the … Continue reading

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Pandora: the Greek Eve?

(John William Waterhouse, Pandora, 1896) I think this is the first time I’ve posted the same piece on two of my blogs, but the topic seems relevant to both, so here we go; this, like many of the pieces on … Continue reading

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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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The gender of tears

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

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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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