Tag: Pews

Coming Out

New blogger Matthew Franklin Jones talks about the need to share your story. A major weakness of American (conservative) Christianity has been the tendency to respond to LGBTQ people and their stories with bloodless dogma. LGBTQ people are often kept

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Escape from the Liturgy

Vicky Beeching has written a column for the Independent in response to the utterly superb wedding flash mob featuring the Revd Kate Bottley. It made me reflect on the summer solstice, attended by over twenty one thousand people, at Stonehenge last

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Letter in Today’s Church of England Newspaper

It got the star treatment. Sir, Vaughan Robert’s courageous move to share his same-sex attraction is encouraging for evangelicals in the Church of England. He has become the most senior currently serving churchman at present to not only be honest about his

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People watching

Our son is a people watcher. This was illustrated fantastically at church on Sunday. As is now my common practice, I went right to the back of the church, behind all the pews – this enables me to rock Reuben

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