A short version (including links to the more detailed discussions) of a dialogue with “affirming evangelicals” David Gillett, David Atkinson and David Runcorn arguing that they present three distinct (and at time incompatible) approaches in their support of same-sex unions or marriage. Their arguments open up a range of wider questions that, if wrestled with, might encourage us all to think in fresh ways, help to clarify the nature and significance of disagreements, and even lead to greater understanding, respect and perhaps greater consensus emerging.
Can the Church of England offer a service of prayer and dedication to civil partnered and legally married same-sex couples given its current doctrine?
David Baker welcomes a new reflection from the Church of England Evangelical Council which is reproduced at the end of his article.
Reflections on Southwark Catherdral’s service marking a civil partnership and some of the wider issues it raises for the church
Reflections on the July Synod debates on conversion therapy and welcoming transgender people and analysis of the voting.
Glynn Harrison and Andrew Goddard offer some reflections on sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) in the light of the forthcoming Synod debate and a recent paper by Michael King and Robert Song.
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?
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”?
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.