Tag: Same Sex Relationships

Nobody’s Born Gay

Say the gay scientists. No, seriously. Knowing about the phantom gay past when everyone else is certain gayness has always existed can be frustrating. Gay history professor Dr. John D’Emilio (University of Illinois-Chicago) once lamented that even while gay historical

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Church of Scotland – Same-Sex Relationships and Ministry

The Church of Scotland (Presbyterian – not to be confused with the Scottish Episcopal Church) has released the report of its Theological Commission on Same-Sex Relationships and Ministry. You can download a copy here. The report (which is extensive) offers

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In Conversation…

I have been invited to join Steve Chalke on Sunday at Christ Church Woking to discuss the theme “How can we be a Jesus-shaped church whilst profoundly disagreeing on the issue of same sex relationships?“. The conversation will be chaired

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Questions for Steve Chalke

Steve Chalke (he of Oasis, the ministry not the band) has a piece out today arguing in favour of blessing same-sex relationships. You can read it here. After reading the piece my response is to ask Steve a number of

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Happy, Clappy, Not very Savvy

A piece by Jerome Taylor in the Independent today makes one of the usual mistakes when discussing homosexuality and the Church, namely to think that if a person does one thing right that means that everything in their life must

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Irish General Synod does a U-Turn

Who’d have thought? This is not going away… THE Church of Ireland will debate gay relationships tomorrow after a decision to stop the debate taking place was effectively overturned following behind the scenes negotiations in Dublin today. A motion brought

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