“Equal marriage”: Is There A New Christian Ethic for Sex and Marriage?

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?

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The Servant of Global Periti

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.

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What is a disciple?

“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”.

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