Tag: Vows

How Achievable is Celibacy?

One of the criticisms levelled at a conservative reading of Scripture on human sexuality is that it demands of those with same-sex attraction too much when it implies that those who don’t marry someone of the opposite sex should remain

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Long Island (NY) Bishop on Same-sex Marriage

Given that the State of New York has legalised marriage between people of the same sex, the Bishop of Long Island has issued a very interesting letter. In many, if not all states, the ordained person acts also (and sometimes

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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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Leaving and Cleaving

I’m genetically biased, but I (and Gayle) think this is the best exegesis of “cleaving” in Genesis 1 that I’ve ever read. Finally, whether we are young or old, men or women, we can all take great comfort in the

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Marriage is not about Justice, but Jesus

A few weeks ago my wife and I drove north to attend a friend’s wedding in Derbyshire. It was a great joy to be able join the two returned missionaries from Africa as they prepared to spend the rest of

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Andrew Goddard on Gay Marriage

Andrew Goddard had an opinion piece published on the Guardian website on Friday, which Fulcrum have republished today. Any attempt to redefine marriage so it need not be entered into as a life-long commitment – Rod Stewart once claimed that

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