(Updated) The C of E’s new direction?

Mar 6, 2017 by

After the defeat of the ‘Take Note’ motion on the Bishops’ Report on sexuality and marriage (GS 2055), the Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a letter calling for ‘radical inclusion’ in the C of E. Here are some articles responding to this, and further developments. Most recent at the top.

Tribes, tensions and gay marriage: what’s the future for the Church of England? By Joseph Hartropp, Christian Today

Athanasius, Irenaeus, and the Church of England bus, by Gavin Ashenden, AAC

Sex and morality in church and society, by Ian Paul, Psephizo

As Catholics and Anglicans come together, the Church of England pulls apart, by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Crux

Radical Inclusion from Sheffield Cathedral

The Gafcon vision in action, from the Gafcon website

On leaving the Church of England, by Gavin Ashenden

Conservative vicar calls on Bishop to repent over thanksgiving for gay couples, by Harry Farley, Christian Today

How should I respond to sub-Christian mottos like ‘good disagreement’ and ‘radical inclusion’? by Neil Robbie, Transforming Church

Safe space for LGBT Christians, from Diocese of Lichfield website

Bishop’s liason officer for LGBTI community appointed, from Diocese of Chichester website

A view over the horizon: the future of the Church of England, challenges, issues and opportunities (a presentation to Peterborough DEF) by Martin B Davie

Bishop of Chelmsford calls for “prayers of thanksgiving” for same sex relationships by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

Bishops Behind Blocked Sexuality Report: No Biblical Mandate For Gay Marriage by Harry Farley, Christian Today

Evangelical Bishops downplay call for ‘radical inclusion’, CEN

‘Neo-pagan sexual morality’ spreading throughout church, warns conservative Archbishop, by Harry Farley, Christian Today

Safespacing the Church: revising doctrine to suit mental health by Archbishop Cranmer

A call to evangelicals to stand firm, by Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone

Lambeth Palace letter suggests ‘indistinguishable’ blessing after same-sex marriage, by Madeleine Davies, Church Times

Church stance on gay marriage “increasingly untenable” for an established church, say MP’s, by Harry Farley, Christian Today

The end of Church and State? By Gavin Ashenden

Does being conservative on gay sex help church growth? By Harry Farley, Christian Today

What’s all the fuss about sex in the Church of England? By Phil Ashey, AAC

Radical inclusion after Synod: a briefing, from GAFCON UK

Choose this day which mainstream you will serve! By David Handy, for Anglican Mainstream

The tragic cruelty of ‘radical inclusion’, from the International Diocese of ACNA

A ‘spiritual analysis’ of what is happening in the Church of England, by Peter Sanlon, Anglican Ink

Bishop leads charge for Church’s ‘radical inclusion’ of gay couples, by Harry Farley, Christian Today

Dear Archbishops, what is “a radical new inclusion’? by David Baker, Christian Today

An Anglican understanding of inclusion, by Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian

Statement on Synod’s rejection of Bishops’ report in CofE from GAFCON

The Radical Call To Go The Wrong Way’. Archbishop Welby’s charge to General Synod. by Gavin Ashenden

The historical basis for policy of ‘radical inclusion’ in the C of E, satire by Melvin Tinker, Anglican Ink

Synod fiddles while Canterbury burns, more satire from Jules Gomes

GAFCON UK responds to Synod vote, and offers a new vision for faithful Anglicanism


A list of articles following the defeat of the GS2055 ‘Take Note’ motion, and other matters from the February Synod, can be found here


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