Gay Partnership and Christian Discipleship

A generous engagement with Matthew Grayshon's recent article on gay partnerships.

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Revd Dr Sean Doherty is Tutor in Ethics at St Mellitus College and St Paul’s Theological Centre in London, and Associate Minister at St Francis Community Church, Dalgarno Way, a church plant in an inner-city housing estate. He has recently completed a doctorate on economic ethics at Oxford and is a member of the Grove Ethics group. He is the author of Foundations for Medical Ethics. Sean is married to Gaby and they have three children. They both became Christians at Soul Survivor, and before ordination Sean worked for Barclays Bank and USPG.

Avoiding the Ecclesiology of Liberal Protestantism

Fulcrum Newsletter April 2012 - One of the many interesting things about being part of the leadership team of Fulcrum over the last nine years has been the experience of being shot at by both liberal Anglicans and conservative evangelicals. Sometimes on t

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Stephen Kuhrt is Vicar of Christ Church, New Malden.

Communion Connections: Web of Mutuality or Fragmentation?

Communion Connections: Web of Mutuality or Fragmentation? by Graham Kings, Bishop of Sherborne 'Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable web of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects us all indirectly'. Martin Luther King wrote these words in a letter from jail in Birmingham, … Continue Reading

The Anglican Communion Covenant and the Church of England: Ramifications

The Anglican Communion Covenant and the Church of England: Ramifications by Andrew Goddard It is now clear that less than half the dioceses of the Church of England will agree, in both their house of clergy and house of laity, to “approve the draft Act of Synod adopting the Anglican Communion Covenant”. This article attempts … Continue Reading

Transcript of BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme, 11 March 2012: Discussion on the Anglican Communion

Transcript of BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme, 11 March 2012 Discussion on the Anglican Communion, audio clip here Interviewer: Ed Stourton Interviewees: Dairmaid MacCulloch, Graham Kings Stourton The Anglican Covenant was Rowan Williams’s big idea for securing unity of the worldwide Anglican Communion after the row over the American church’s decision to appoint a gay … Continue Reading

Church Services after a Civil Partnership Registration: What, and What is Not, Permitted

Church Services after a Civil Partnership Registration: What is and is not permitted? By Gavin Foster Introduction What is a member of the clergy permitted to do when asked by a same-sex couple to provide a church service in recognition of their Civil Partnership? On the face of it the answer would seem to be … Continue Reading