Tag: Image Of God

How Achievable is Celibacy?

One of the criticisms levelled at a conservative reading of Scripture on human sexuality is that it demands of those with same-sex attraction too much when it implies that those who don’t marry someone of the opposite sex should remain

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The Letter in the Times – A Bit of a Damp Squib

Really, are we all getting excited over this? Sir, A number of recent statements by church leaders past and present may have given the mistaken impression that the Church is universally opposed to the extension of civil marriage to same-sex

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Fear not bin Laden

It’s been almost a week now since we learnt of the death of Osama bin Laden. Since then we’ve had reports and redacted reports of how he came to meet his end. First he went down guns blazing, then he

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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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The Uniqueness of Christ

Synod is now moving into debating motion GS Misc 905B. The fun should start shortly… That this Synod request the House of Bishops to report to the Synod on their understanding of the uniqueness of Christ in Britain’s multi-faith society,

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The Virginia Same-Sex Blessing Liturgy

A few days ago, Stand Firm covered the story that the Diocese of Virginia had voted to introduce a liturgy for the blessing of same-sex unions. This is the text of the specific resolution: R-4a Integrity of Committing Relationships RESOLVED,

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