Tag: Christ Church

A Little Spat in Sheffield

Many of you by now will have seen the press release from Anglican Mainstream about the ordination of a pastor from Sheffield by a Kenyan bishop. Nearly 10 years later both parent and daughter churches have continued to grow numerically

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In Conversation…

I have been invited to join Steve Chalke on Sunday at Christ Church Woking to discuss the theme “How can we be a Jesus-shaped church whilst profoundly disagreeing on the issue of same sex relationships?“. The conversation will be chaired

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Why is Consensual Incest Unholy?

In previous posts we’ve been exploring reasons why the Bible  prohibits incest. Working from a basis that the union of husband and wife is a signifier of the union of Christ and the Church, we’ve seen that there is a

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Responding to “The Church and Homosexuality”

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

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Carol Service Sermon – 2009

Preached at Christ Church Ware, 20th December 2009 This year with a toddler in the household we have a remarkably different Christmas than last year. Last year at six months old, Reuben was far more interested in the paper that

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On Suffering

I wrote this for our church magazine, published this Sunday. —- Flicking back through previous issues of the magazine, I’ve read again the piece I wrote earlier this years about change and moving on. Here we are though, over six

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