The church changed its mind on slavery. Why not on sex?

Jul 24, 2017 by

by Will Jones, courtesy of Ian Paul, Psephizo: It rarely takes long in any discussion about a controversial ethical issue amongst Christians for someone to bring up slavery. Slavery is the great exemple of how Christian thinking has changed on a key ethical issue. Christians in the past permitted...

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Synod puts sex before the horrors of Christian persecution

Jul 9, 2017 by

by Jules Gomes, TCW: General Synod is the Church of England’s highest decision-making body. It holds congress twice a year—in Westminster and in York. It is copulating (in the original Latin sense) this weekend in York. Over 400 bishops, clergy and laity will attend its sessions. Members may...

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What the Bible Really Says About Sex and Sexuality

May 25, 2017 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: “The Truth of God and the Lie of Lust”  Last Sunday morning I preached a sermon that in one sense I did not want to preach, and in another was desperate to preach.   I did not want to preach on Romans 1:24-27 because of the sensitivity of the subject for many people...

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Sex and morality in Church and society

Mar 20, 2017 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Following the debate in General Synod on the House of Bishop’s report on the Shared Conversations, various bishops have been making statements to their dioceses outlining their reflections on the debate and where we have got to as a Church. Perhaps the most striking was that...

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What’s all the fuss about sex in the Church of England?

Feb 24, 2017 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: Years ago when I was in The Episcopal Church (TEC) I found myself asking the same question.  Why can’t we just agree to disagree, respect our differences and just get on with mission? The Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon helped me address this very question with a video...

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Being Human – Sex, Sexuality, Gender and the Inhumanity of 21st Century Humanism – Part 1

Nov 15, 2016 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: As we talk about this subject we need to realise that we are dealing with individual stories. This is not theory.  This is not political ideology.  We are talking about real people.  Last week I watched a BBC Scotland programme about individuals who were...

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