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
Fascinating piece in First Things.
There is a third reason this categorization should be disposed of, this one theological: It is at odds with the freedom for which Christ set us free. My future prior in religious life, Fr. Hugh Barbour of the Norbertine Fathers, has expanded on this idea in an essay in Chronicles Magazine , . . . → Read More: Against Homosexuality
As I only have twelve minutes it is not my intention to refresh the conservative position on marriage and sexual behaviour. Needless to say, it was my own journey of exploring the exegesis of the relevant passages that led me onto the journey from self-identifying as a homosexual to today being happily married for almost . . . → Read More: Address to Church of Ireland Tri-Partite Conference on Sexuality
Well it’s been a fun week for Lambeth Palace hasn’t it?
Last Friday the story broke of a rather egregious press statement that the Archbishop authorised, praising Katherine Jefferts Schori to the hilt on the news she had been awarded an honourary doctorate from Oxford University. As Phil Ashey of the American Anglican Council rightly . . . → Read More: What Next for Justin?
Interesting stuff from Adam.
Here’s the response from Uganda.
The Church of Uganda is encouraged by the work of Uganda’s Parliament in amending the Anti-Homosexuality Bill to remove the death penalty, to reduce sentencing guidelines through a principle of proportionality, and to remove the clause on reporting homosexual behaviour, as we had recommended in our 2010 position statement on . . . → Read More: Tackling Homophobia