Reading the St. Andrew’s Day Statement

Reading the St. Andrew’s Day Statement Oliver O’Donovan The St. Andrew’s Day Statement (named from the date of its publication in 1995) is a contribution to a heated debate in the Church of England about “how we should respond to those, including clergy, seeking to live in quasi-marital relations with a person of the same … 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

Interim statement from Fulcrum on the House of Bishops’ report Some Issues in Human Sexuality

Headline Summary Bishops are leading the Church in a direction that is both orthodox and realistic Emphasis on the importance of Scripture is welcome: report takes the scholarly reading of Scripture seriously Affirms listening in a framework that is the fruit of earlier work Full Statement In the quagmire of current discussions on human sexuality, … Continue Reading