Tag: Christians

Coming Out

New blogger Matthew Franklin Jones talks about the need to share your story. A major weakness of American (conservative) Christianity has been the tendency to respond to LGBTQ people and their stories with bloodless dogma. LGBTQ people are often kept

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Misrepresenting Same-sex Marriage

I do the snark, Andrew Goddard does the substance. The Bishop of Salisbury’s decision to abandon the commitment made to his diocese last year to support “marriage as it is currently understood” and to break the collegiality of the House

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Church of England Statement on Marriage

The Church of England has issued a new document from the Faith and Order Commission on Marriage. —— “Men and Women in Marriage” – new document from Faith and Order Commission The Church of England’s view of the long-established meaning

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Questions for Steve Chalke

Steve Chalke (he of Oasis, the ministry not the band) has a piece out today arguing in favour of blessing same-sex relationships. You can read it here. After reading the piece my response is to ask Steve a number of

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A Hundredfold

Sam Allberry, author of  the excellent Lifted and Connected is out. Homosexuality is an issue I have grappled with my entire Christian life. It took a long time to admit to myself, longer to admit to others, and even longer

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Lesley Pilkington’s Appeal Fails

Quelle Surprise. John Bingham in the Telegraph has the news. A conduct hearing last year ruled that Mrs Pilkington had fallen short of professional standards by making “premature and reckless” diagnoses. An appeal panel yesterday threw out a number of

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