Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sheffield – Bishop’s Statement

Bishop Steven Croft of Sheffield Diocese has made a further statement on the ordinations. On Sunday 10th February I received a short note informing me that Pete Jackson had been ordained in Kenya the previous day to serve the Church

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Facing the Reality

Conservatives in the (Presbyterian) Church of Scotland have produced a video on the subject of human sexuality, and it’s really very good. There is also a website where the video can be downloaded in a high-spec format or a DVD

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Steve Chalke Dodging the Crucial Question

When I had a public conversation with Steve Chalke last month, one of the questions I asked him was how he was going to handle people like myself. Where do people who choose to be celibate fit into your model?

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More on the Sheffield Spat

The advantage of having such a widely read public forum to ask questions in is that you then get answers. A number of people have written to me to clarify some of the issues around yesterday’s post on the irregular

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A Little Spat in Sheffield

Many of you by now will have seen the press release from Anglican Mainstream about the ordination of a pastor from Sheffield by a Kenyan bishop. Nearly 10 years later both parent and daughter churches have continued to grow numerically

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Hope’s Song

Coherent theology from Veggie Tales and Rebecca St James. “And if it is true, what does it change?” – Exactly the question everyone needs to answer

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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
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No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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