Fulfilled or Finished? The ‘End’ of the Anglican Communion

The ‘End’ of the Anglican Communion: a Discussion with Inclusive Church The communiqué and other significant theological papers from the recent Global South (GS) meeting in Kigali have once again highlighted the significance of developments in the Anglican Communion over recent decades for our life together. We are clearly witnessing the coming to theological and … Continue Reading

‘Some Ramifications of the Coekin Case’

A Fulcrum Response by Andrew Goddard The instant responses to the judgment in the Coekin case by the Bishop of Winchester and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s determination have perhaps been predictable given the outcome. There is barely restrained delight on the part of Richard Coekin and of evangelicals who supported him such as Anglican Mainstream. … Continue Reading

‘Homophobia’ – Fulcrum Newsletter 7 – May 2006

Dear Fulcrum Friends, The horrific effects of homophobia were once again demonstrated this month when two men pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of Jody Dobrowski on Clapham Common in October of last year. Faced with such violence all Christians must clearly take a stand against homophobia and yet this is particularly challenging for those … Continue Reading

Homophobia – extended version of the Fulcrum May Newsletter

Contents Introduction Responding to ‘homophobia’: IDAHO Evangelicals rejecting ‘homophobia’ Anglican opposition to ‘homophobia’ The Church of England The Lambeth Conference The Primates of the Anglican Communion & The Windsor Report Archbishop Rowan Williams Why do evangelical Anglicans not more strongly oppose ‘homophobia’? What is ‘homophobia’? Towards a definition for Christians The character of ‘homophobia’ as … Continue Reading

A discussion on Fulcrum between the Bishop of Bangor and Dr Andrew Goddard

Andrew GoddardAndrew Goddard has been on the Leadership Team of Fulcrum since its launch in 2003. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics based in Cambridge (where he was previously Associate Director). He has taught Christian Ethics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and Trinity College, Bristol and is … Continue Reading

Semper Reformanda in a Changing World: Calvin, Usury and Evangelical Moral Theology

Originally published in Sung Wook Chung (ed), Alister E McGrath and Evangelical Theology: A Dynamic Engagement, Paternoster Press, 2003, pp235-63. Reprinted here with the kind permission of Paternoster. The notes in the text are hyperlinked into the end notes; to return to the text, click on the end note number At the start of a … Continue Reading

What is to be done in the Anglican Communion?: “We do not know what to do but our eyes are on you”

Sermon preached at Wycliffe Hall for Joint Eucharist of Oxford Anglican Theological Colleges 9 November 2005 Readings: 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 and Matthew 26:17-56 I wonder how often you discover something in the Bible you didn’t even know was there and which speaks powerfully to you! I had one of my most powerful experiences of this … Continue Reading

The Bishops of the Church in Wales on Civil Partnerships: A Personal Response

Andrew GoddardAndrew Goddard has been on the Leadership Team of Fulcrum since its launch in 2003. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics based in Cambridge (where he was previously Associate Director). He has taught Christian Ethics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and Trinity College, Bristol and is … Continue Reading

Speech opposing the Motion: ‘This House believes that a homosexual lifestyle is no bar to becoming a Bishop’

The Oxford Union, Thursday 3 November 2005 by Andrew Goddard On Thursday 3rd November the Oxford Union at Oxford University debated the motion “This House believes that a homosexual lifestyle is no bar to becoming a Bishop”. After opening speeches from students, the guest speakers were Richard Kirker (LGCM) and Gene Robinson (Bishop of New … Continue Reading