Tag: Husband And Wife

Two Theologies of Marriage?

I want to pick up some of the observations made last week on the Boston Gay marriage and try to move the conversation forward. In particular, I want to return to the issues of a coherent theology of marriage that

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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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Other Sex Civil Partnerships / Unions

From the Islington Gazette: A HETEROSEXUAL Islington couple want to become the first in Britain to have a “gay” civil partnership – because they do not believe in marriage. Civil servants Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, both 25, of North

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Marriage is not about Justice, but Jesus

A few weeks ago my wife and I drove north to attend a friend’s wedding in Derbyshire. It was a great joy to be able join the two returned missionaries from Africa as they prepared to spend the rest of

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What is marriage about?

Over at the Covenant website, Nathan Humphrey has reposted an essay on Sacraments and Innovation. In it, as he explores whether a gay union can be blessed, he makes the following comments: I would argue that marriage is valuable to

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Giles Fraser misses the point

Giles Fraser in this morning’s "Thought for the Day" completely misses the main theology behind the BCP Marriage Service, and in doing so comes to the wrong conclusion. Back in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as the Book of Common

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