And lo it has happened. The Bishops said not to do it, but Canon Jeremy Pemberton went ahead anyway.
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A senior Church of England clergyman yesterday became the first to enter into a gay marriage – in direct defiance of the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby – plunging the Church into . . . → Read More: Gay Nuptials in the Church of England
It’s an interesting read.
Q1 What are your views about abolishing the legal relationship of civil partnership once same sex couples can marry?
This response to the Consultation is sent on behalf of the Church of England. The content of the submission is based on the views of the Archbishops’ Council and the House of . . . → Read More: Church of England response to changing Civil Partnerships
In which I discuss that interview that Justin Welby did on LBC. Remember to listen for Peter’s axiom of orthodoxy #1.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the hour long phone on LBC with Justin Welby this morning was the full answer to the final question.
A gay christian listening to you though may have heard the message that he or she can’t marry their partner in their church because of the conniptions it would . . . → Read More: The Archbishop on Same-Sex Marriage on LBC
I thought this address to Chelmsford’s Diocesan Synod was actually really good. First, on mission and evangelism +Stephen sounds like a Bishop who actually means and does what he says. Secondly, on human sexuality, he indicates the right kind of path forward.
On the issue of human sexuality I want you to know that . . . → Read More: +Chelmsford’s Diocesan Synod Address
From Anglican Mainstream.
I met John first through his writings, while I was a vicar in Oldham. Get into the Bible (1994) was a brilliant overview of the Bible, from first creation to new creation, and introduced many to Biblical theology at its best. It was 1998, when I moved to be an incumbent in . . . → Read More: David Banting’s Obituary for John Richardson