Tag: Ordination

Church of Scotland Evangelicals Organise

I’ve received the following press release. Statement from the gathering of Church of Scotland Evangelicals Perth Letham St Marks 14 June 2013 Press Release Many evangelicals within the Church of Scotland are deeply concerned about the current crisis over the

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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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Self-Promotion

As with all these things, sound-bites don’t capture nuance, but it was a fun interview to do and the picture is quite cool. Why did you become a priest? I had a growing sense of God calling me into full-time

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Review – The Compassion Quest

I remember when Trystan Owain Hughes trained alongside me at Wycliffe Hall – he was already a problem. Here was a man who had come to seminary from being the head of Theology at Trinity University College, Carmathen, Wales. What

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More on the Sheffield Spat

The advantage of having such a widely read public forum to ask questions in is that you then get answers. A number of people have written to me to clarify some of the issues around yesterday’s post on the irregular

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A Little Spat in Sheffield

Many of you by now will have seen the press release from Anglican Mainstream about the ordination of a pastor from Sheffield by a Kenyan bishop. Nearly 10 years later both parent and daughter churches have continued to grow numerically

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