Tag: Intents And Purposes

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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Men and Women in Marriage

There has been much fuss over the past week or so to do with the publication by the Church of England Faith and Order Committee (FaOC) of their report “Men and Women in Marriage“. I want to briefly explore two

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Celibate Civil Partnerships

Over the past week I’ve been pondering whether it’s useful trying to distinguish between two different kinds of same-sex “relationship” in relation to the on-going dialogue (debate? argument? all-out war?) in the Church of England over clergy and Civil Partnerships.

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The Ugandan Statement

Here’s the statement by the new Primate of Uganda. It is very discouraging to hear that the Church of England, which once brought the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Uganda, has taken such a significant step away from that very

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Making Sense of Making Sense of Sex

Adrian Thatcher’s new book in SPCK’s “Modern Church” series, Making Sense of Sex is a masterpiece of liberal theology which relies upon dictating the basis of theological truth to derive its outcome of validating sexual relationships traditionally condemned by orthodox

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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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