Category: Jeffrey John

With the news this morning that Jeffrey John has apparently been short-listed for Durham, I thought it would be worth just exploring again what the House of Bishops intended when they issued their Pastoral Statement on Civil Partnerships and what …

What Kind of Celibacy? Read More »

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A short but clear piece on the way that Jeffrey John tries to argue in the re-issued “Permanent, Faithful, Stable” that the Centurion and his “pais” are lovers. I have been reading the new edition of Jeffrey John’s book, now …

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An interesting piece in today’s Independent which includes a story that lots of us knew about but no-one had published till today. The Church long ago decided there was essentially nothing to stop a gay man who lived a life …

Jerome Taylor on the Jeffrey John Story Read More »

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This originally in the Sunday Times (behind a pay-wall) and now in the Mail on Sunday. A controversial gay dean has threatened to take the Church of  England to court after he was blocked from becoming a bishop. The Very …

Jeffrey John to Sue the Church? Read More »

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News broke last night in the Guardian of a controversial memo written by Colin Slee, the late Dean of Southwark Cathedral and a member of the Crown Nominations Commission. The fraught divisions have been laid bare in the leak of …

Leaks and Truth Read More »

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I thought it might be suitable to address the main point of Jeffrey John’s position as outlined in his paper, “The Church and Homosexuality” which was first published in 1998.  In some senses this is a better paper then the …

Responding to “The Church and Homosexuality” Read More »

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