Tag: Conservative Position

Letter in Today’s Church of England Newspaper

It got the star treatment. Sir, Vaughan Robert’s courageous move to share his same-sex attraction is encouraging for evangelicals in the Church of England. He has become the most senior currently serving churchman at present to not only be honest about his

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Reflections on Outing

A reminder of some words I wrote a year ago. — The core of the argument against having Jeffrey John as the Bishop was laid out in a legal opinion offered from the legal team at Church House. In it they suggested

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Everybody Out!

I like this curt summary from the Church Mouse of the situation in the Church of England. If you aren’t aware, some bishops are gay.  But we don’t talk about it. That just about sums up what a lot of

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Can Christians Foster and Other Questions

As many of you know, the High Court sitting in Nottingham is deliberating over a judgement concerning a Christian couple and their fitness to foster children. Owen and Eunice Johns had fostered previously but they withdrew their new application when

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Sexuality and Slavery – Part Two

In my last post I looked at the question of what forms of homosexual relationship might have been recognised by Paul and the other New Testament writers. I concluded with the observation that given the diverse Roman / Hellenistic world

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Predjudiced against what?

Colin Coward, in his latest blog post, demonstrates an unfortunate inability to discern what the conservative position on same-sex activity actually is. Anyone who bases their attitudes to LGBT people on the official teaching of the church risks making statements

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