You may have noticeed a piece produced on behalf of Inclusive Church that emerged onto the web a few days ago, arguing that current guidelines would permit a service of thanksgiving, including a blessing, for a civil partnership. You can read the piece here.
The thrust of the argument is that the current service for . . . → Read More: Inclusive Church try to argue for Gay Blessings
Reuben was weighed this morning at the clinic, now a hefty 10 lb 4 oz – a whopping 12 ounce weight gain in one week! Soon he’ll be big enough and really really ridiculously good-looking to be a professional male model..!!
Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour by the preaching of repentance: lead us to repent according to his preaching and, after his example, constantly to speak the truth, boldly to rebuke vice, and patiently to suffer . . . → Read More: Birth of St John Baptist
Giles Fraser in this morning’s "Thought for the Day" completely misses the main theology behind the BCP Marriage Service, and in doing so comes to the wrong conclusion.
Back in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as the Book of Common Prayer was being put together, marriage was said to be for three purposes:
First, It . . . → Read More: Giles Fraser misses the point
Two new studies on the origins of sexual orientation have been released in the past few days. The first is a twin study for which the abstract is as follows:
There is still uncertainty about the relative importance of genes and environments on human sexual orientation. One reason is that previous studies employed self-selected, opportunistic, . . . → Read More: Two New Studies point towards complicated nature / nurture mix