Tag: Holy Orders

What Kind of Celibacy?

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

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How am I homophobic? Let me count the ways…

I’m astonished by a letter that has appeared in the Church of England Newspaper today, in response to my letter of two weeks ago. Sir, I have no doubt that many of your readers were aghast at the Rev Peter

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Alter Christus?

Here’s a brilliant video (courtesy of Jeff) which looks at the priesthood from the perspective of the Roman Catholic Church. There are various views of ordination and ministry that exist in the Church of England. Some evangelicals tend more towards

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Gender Recognition, Marriage Solemnisation and the Equality Bill

In case you missed it, the Government yesterday accepted an amendment that protects clergy from being sued for discrimination for refusing to marry a couple if they believe one of the spouses has had a gender transition. The text of

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The Episcopal Church becomes a Dictatorship

KJS has moved to depose Bob Duncan of Pittsburgh, and in doing so has swept aside the Canons of the Church: Here’s what KJS has decided that the rules mean: At this meeting there may be raised the question whether,

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The Americans have jettisoned Anglicanism

A fascinating letter from Bishop James Adams of Western Kansas has just been published on Stand Firm. In it he argues that recent actions of the leadership of TEC demonstrate that they have rejected the ecclesiology of the Anglican Communion

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