Monthly Archives: October 2018

Oxford Diocese Bishops’ Letter on Human Sexuality

A letter from Bishop Steven to all Oxford Clergy and Lay Ministers. Dear ………….. “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony” (Colossians 3.14) As a Bishop’s staff, we spent some time recently reflecting on … Continue reading

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Brexit, Sex and Science – Dean of St.Pauls’ Cathedral

Brexit, Sex & Science: How Do We Tackle “Fake News”? Posted on October 29, 2018by Jayne Ozanne by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vic Chair of the Ozanne Foundation                 … Continue reading

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C.of E. Ambivalent on LGBT+ Welcome

The Church of England is open and welcoming to LGBTI+ people – discuss Colin Coward  ‘INCLUSIVE CHURCH’ –  October 23, 2018 I have been actively involved with the Church of England for nearly thirty years as an openly gay priest, beginning … Continue reading

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ACANZ Synods ban gay conversion therapy

Three New Zealand diocesan synods have passed motions opposing the practice of gay conversion therapy. TAONGA NEWS  |  25 OCT 2018  | Three diocesan synods in Tikanga Pākehā have publicly confirmed their opposition to the practice of gay conversion therapy. Gay conversion therapy … Continue reading

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Schism in Orthodoxy?

CHURCH LIFE JOURNAL Published on October 18, 2018 The Orthodox Schism Under Western Eyes written by Chase Padusniak A schism is underway between two major Orthodox Churches, one with significance for Catholicism. And yet, in Catholic media the phenomenon—called by many the biggest … Continue reading

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C.of E. Response to UK Gender Recognition Act

Reform of the Gender Recognition Act – Government Consultation. A Response from the Church of England. We have read with interest the consultation document concerning the Gender Recognition Act (2004) and note that the Minister is particularly interested in hearing from (inter … Continue reading

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Looking for God in Messy Places – Bishop Jake

As October gives way to November this year, my life’s odometer will have rolled over to sixty-one. Turning sixty-one marks no significant milestone for me. To be honest, none of the usual big birthdays—the new decades like 40 or 50 … Continue reading

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Affirming Evangelical Bishops’ Response

Retired bishops rebuff letter from fellow Evangelical bishops that warned of schism over marriage byA STAFF REPORTER 18 OCTOBER 2018   OPERATION NOAH The Rt Revd David Atkinson TWO retired bishops, both Evangelicals, have criticised a letter from 11 serving bishops that hinted at a … Continue reading

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Talking of the evangelical bishops letter

Talking of the evangelical bishops letter This is an excellent reflection, by Andrew Lightbown, on the recent publication of a Letter from 11 conservative Evangelical Bishops of the Church of England, protesting against any movement by the Church of England … Continue reading

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SSM and Scripture – An Affirming Evangelical View

Same sex marriage and Scripture: An affirming evangelical view David Gillett Tue 16 Oct 2018 14:00 BST – ‘CHRISTIAN TODAY’ A group of 11 evangelical bishops has recently written a letter  asking for no change or development in our understanding of … Continue reading

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