Fulcrum’s reflections on the House of Bishops’ 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.
Ian Paul’s reflections on General Synod’s Shared Conversations – “Feedback from previous events had been somewhat mixed, and for me (and I think a good number of others) this also proved to be like the proverbial curate’s egg”
As Jeremy Pemberton is given leave to appeal, the theological foundation of his appeal to the 39 Articles is examined and questions raised about seeking to overturn by a secular court the bishops’ statement of the church’s doctrine of marriage in order to prevent bishops refusing to licence those in same-sex marriages.
A review of an “indispensable guide” to evangelicals in the Church of England last century
A detailed account and engagement with the eleven chapters exploring aspects of evangelicalism and the Church of England last century.
An analysis of the Jan 2016 You Gov poll on Anglicans and same-sex marriage
A detailed analysis of the You Gov poll on Anglicans and same-sex marriage