Excerpt: Mapping the Terrain for Engagement on Human Sexuality

This is an excerpt from an article by Oliver O’Donovan on livingchurch.org. The rest of the article can be read here.  In the mid-twentieth century the Church of England used to attract admiration for its treatment of challenging contemporary moral issues. The form it used was the working-party Report: a small group of members with … Continue Reading

LLF for Dummies: 10 FAQs about the Church of England’s new teaching and learning resources on identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage

Note from the author: For over three years I’ve had the privilege of being a consultant on the Co-Ordinating Group of Living in Love and Faith (LLF) which released its work on 9th November. It’s been a fascinating, often challenging, but overall positive experience. I’ve been asked by Fulcrum to respond to some questions about … Continue Reading

The Regions and Tribes of Evangelical Theology: The Revisionists Part I: Pentecostal Revisionist Evangelicals

This is the seventh of eight articles exploring the present state of Evangelical theology. The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here. Introduction And so we come to our last tribe in the Evangelical country: Pentecostal Revisionist Evangelicals (PRE). Like the Barthian Revisionists, PRE has journeyed out … Continue Reading

The Regions and Tribes of Evangelical Theology: The Revisionists Part I: Barthian Revisionist Evangelicals

This is the sixth of eight articles exploring the present state of Evangelical theology. The first, second, third, fourth, and fifth can be found here, here, here, here and here. Introduction We continue our journey through the vast country of Evangelical theology. We began in the Classical region, the ancestral homelands of much post-war Evangelicalism. There we … Continue Reading

A Report from Across the Pond: The State of Evangelicalism Amid the 2020 Election

What’s Going On? As the 2020 election draws near next month, the world is watching to see who will be the next president of the United States. Donald Trump has consistently relied on the white evangelical grassroots as his largest voting bloc. Reportedly 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, … Continue Reading

Bill Love, TEC and same-sex marriage: implications

This article first appeared on Psephizo. Following my previous post which explored the Hearing Panel ruling on Bishop Bill Love and the background to it, this article seeks to begin exploring some of its implications and possible consequences. Bishop Love has already written to his diocese and initially appears unlikely to appeal despite noting the significance of the judgment’s … Continue Reading

Bishop Bill Love, TEC, and same-sex marriage in the church

This article first appeared on Psephizo. The recent negative judgment by The Episcopal Church’s Hearing Panel on Bishop Bill Love’s pastoral direction nearly two years ago to the clergy of his diocese (Albany) is justifiably leading to widespread comment and concern. But what has happened and what is really at stake? This article explains the background and … Continue Reading