What do the bishops propose in their report “Marriage and Same Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations” and is it the way forward for the Church of England?
Author Archive | Andrew Goddard
What did the bishops think they were doing and how did they end up with their report “Marriage and Same Sex Relationships after the Shared Conversations”?
A study of pastoral accommodation in theory and in practice (prayer after abortion, polygamy, and divorce and remarriage) and its relevance to debates on same-sex unions.
The decision as to whether to include certain ways of life within the leadership and liturgical celebration of the church – in any area of life, not just sexuality – cannot be made on the basis of an appeal to inclusion.
“If there was no link between Englishness and Christianity, what was the point of the Church of England?” (177). This critique of Rowan Williams’ Sharia lecture gets to the heart of the argument and the problem with Andrew Brown and Linda Woodhead’s book.
The EU is primarily a political and law-making community. So how might a Christian perspective on politics help? Two central questions are what political authority and law-making should be seeking, and who exercises such authority.
Making Your Mind Up As with much of the wider population, many Christians remain unclear as to how they will vote in the June referendum on EU membership. Some are strongly committed to leave or to remain but most are probably still making their mind up. Sadly much of the campaign is focussed simply […]
An analysis of the report to be debated at the General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia this summer.
A hymn for Maundy Thursday
Next Beer and Theology – Science and Theology, May 13th.