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Predictably Irrational?

Andrew Goddard has a stonking piece out on Fulcrum on “Men and Women”. There has been little or no new serious theological reasoning advanced as to why the original view of the bishops about civil partnerships was wrong.  Without that being offered, there

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Civil Partnerships and the Proposed Changes

I’ve been asked by an Anglican organisation to provide a summary of the proposed changes in the law and their possible implications. Here’s what I’ve produced, but if you have any suggestions please let me know. Civil Partnerships and the

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*That* Letter from the LGBT Anglican Coalition

I’m sure that you’ve seen the letter released yesterday by the LGBT Anglican Coalition in response to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s remarks in his Times interview. The letter can be found at Thinking Anglicans and I’ll show some excerpts below.

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Understanding Monday’s Amendments

The Bishops (below) have asked Peers to vote in favour of three amendments to the Equality Bill in place of the Government’s compromise amendment. Let me spell out what the different amendments (and the current text) mean. The first amendment

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Change and Repent

Nothing like a controversial Bishop to make the headlines… The Bishop of Rochester, Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, has defended traditional biblical teachings on homosexuality and said the Church should not be “rolled over by culture”. … The bishop’s controversial comments will

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