Ad Clerum from Bishop Martin Warner.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Attached to this note is the text of the Letter and Statement from the House of Bishops on the introduction of same sex marriage that will happen at the end of March.
My prayer is that we shall all be able to receive . . . → Read More: Chichester
Mike Higton (new to me but really interesting) has written some very incisive stuff on what the House of Bishop’s statement on same-sex marrriage is actually about.
The argument of the document (which, let me stress, is not my argument!) can, I think, be set out as follows.
1. There is an essential complementarity between men and women.
2. The acknowledgement . . . → Read More: Mike Higton on the Bishop’s Statement
So, am I right in thinking that the only Bishops who have sent Ad Clerums on the same-sex marriage letter are:
Guildford Lincoln Norwich Oxford Salisbury
Here in Canterbury we’ve had nothing. Nada. Nichts.
Seriously – only five Bishops? Come on…
My piece in today’s Church Times. I was asked to imagine the Church of England in 20 years time and what it would take to get it there. I went out on a limb…
Peter Ould envisages a future Church that, born out of crisis, returns to its true purpose
THE coronation of King William V . . . → Read More: God Save the King!
Slowly but surely the Ad Clerums are coming.
The Bishop of Salisbury asks the clergy and laity of the Diocese to note the pastoral guidance which was agreed at the House of Bishops meeting on 13th February 2014. It supports lay people who enter the new possibility of same-sex marriage in civil law and it . . . → Read More: Salisbury and Oxford
Human Flourishing. There’s a lot of talk about it recently in Church of England circles.
Can anyone point me to a Scriptural argument for it? Can anyone even point me to a scriptural definition?
Thank you kindly.