Are Christian supporters of same-sex marriage simply extending the traditional teaching about sex and marriage to same-sex couples and what would that look like? Or are they – as seems to be the case with most secular supporters – simply welcoming the rectifying of an injustice which now gives gay and lesbian couples the same options to choose from in relation to structuring their relationships as straight couples have had for some time?
The address given on Friday 26 June 2015 at a lunch event organised by the Center for Anglican Communion Studies (of Virginia Theological Seminary) and the Compass Rose Society, at General Convention of The Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City.
When healing happens the process can be reassuringly ordinary
Professor Andrew Bush reflects on the Charleston murders
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Church Mission Society and Durham University have partnered to create an innovative seven-year post to promote theological reflection, with a particular focus on Africa, Asia and Latin America. The new Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion, Bishop Graham Kings, reflects on his new calling.
Graham Kings considers Cardinal Walter Kasper’s book The Catholic Church, provides a summary and commentary on Kasper’s address at the recent Conference on Vatican II at Georgetown University and includes a key Vatican II text on Unity and Communion
John Martin outlines the new post of Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion, which Dr Graham Kings, currently Bishop of Sherborne, takes up on 16 July 2015. He gives some background to Dr Kings’s life and vocation and to the post, which was created by a partnership of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Durham University and the Church Mission Society.
In this summary of his longer paper, David Atkinson addresses four questions often raised about the Christian response to climate change.
In the end politics is far too important to leave to the politicians. It is about shaping the future of our common life – and we all need to get involved (including the bishops!) – because everyone single one of us is responsible for our own response.
“So what is Christian discipleship? I have come to define it like this: discipleship is a form of apprenticeship undertaken in community. It’s practical, and it’s corporate. To recognise this radically changes our understanding of it. It means that the focus of our discipleship should be not on what we know but on who we are becoming”. Chapter 2 of Alison Morgan’s new book “Following Jesus : The Plural of Disciple is Church”.
A ROBUST defence of the Archbishops’ programme Reform and Renewal was delivered at a gathering of Evangelicals last week, addressing critics who have questioned everything from its theology to its methodology.
If we’re given a mandate, there’s plenty more to do, and we’ll be asking parishes for their take on an agenda for the next five years. For the sake of the gospel, mission and the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ.
How are we to form Christian scholars in disciplines other than theology so the Church can offer public, intellectual engagement not only on those preoccupying internal academic debates within the theological guild or those currently animating the Church itself, but also those arising in ‘secular’ disciplines other than theology?