Category: Ethics

Designer Babies

What do we think of this? This is not really a “gay” story. Rather, Adam and Kyle are pushing the boundaries of creating human beings to order. The fact that the baby will be borne by a surrogate is almost

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Assisted Suicide

A new opinion poll, recent news stories and a TV programme here in the UK have brought the issue of Euthanasia back onto the media agenda. In the Scottish Parliament Margo MacDonald is introducing a Bill to allow assisted suicide

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“As long as you don’t hurt anybody else”

It seems to me that when dealing with questions of morality, Christians have got themselves into a bit of an unBiblical muddle. Far too often in debates over sexual practice I hear the argument that goes something like this –

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Some Thoughts on the Debate – 1 – Competing Anthropologies and Moralities

This is the first of a short series of posts sharing my thoughts on the current position of the sexuality debate within the Anglican Church. Please feel free to comment below. ————- I get more than the occasional email from

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Rowan opposes the Embryology Bill

Now the Archbishop of Canterbury steps in to highlight the problems with mixing DNA. Dr Williams attacked proposals in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill which could open the door to research into hybrid embryos and which would remove the

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Situational Ethics and Gay Theology

A great post by Rik: One of the things I appreciate about most professional debates is that both sides are usually open and honest as to where they are coming from theologically and philosophically. The problem is that when non-academians

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