Overstepping the Mark

Speaks for itself

A Thing of Beauty

Most days at work I listen to the Austrian radio station Ö3 (the joys of having unlimited data on my phone). It’s one of the most successful radio stations in all of Europe, reaching approximately a third of all Austrians every single day. That is a truly remarkable feat, equivalent to a radio station here in . . . → Read More: A Thing of Beauty


Same-Sex Marriage and Clergy

Here’s the big unanswered question for the House of Bishops – will they permit clergy to enter same-sex marriages?

As was pointed out in a comment on yesterday’s post, the new law seems to suggest that the Church of England can if it so chooses decide that clergy may not enter same-sex marriages. As one member of . . . → Read More: Same-Sex Marriage and Clergy

Church of England Response to Same-Sex Marriage Bill

In the name of the Bishop of Leicester, the House of Bishops has responded.

I am grateful to the Secretary of State and her officials for the constructive way in which they have consulted with the Church on the issue of effective legal safeguards. I acknowledge the progress made on that front, and the commitment . . . → Read More: Church of England Response to Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Yesterday's Conversation

… is now online. Click play below to hear what Steve and I talked about.

In retrospect I think I would have liked to have handled the slavery issue differently and I’ve also checked out Steve’s claim on the Cybele cult and (and I hesitated in saying this yesterday because I wasn’t 100% . . . → Read More: Yesterday’s Conversation

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