Thursday, 12 February 2015

Resources for the shared conversations

Resources for the shared conversations on scripture, mission and sexuality published have been published today.

Press release

Resources for the shared conversations on scripture, mission and sexuality published
12 February 2015

The Church of England has today published a set of resources called ‘Grace and Disagreement’ for the Shared Conversations on Scripture, Mission and Sexuality.

The first booklet outlines the thinking behind the conversations, the process and their place in the life of the church. The second booklet comprises four essays, with varying views, which participants in the conversations are asked to read prior to taking part in the conversations.

The resources are available here.

The available resources are two booklets.

The first booklet, which can be downloaded here, outlines the thinking behind the conversations, the process and their place in the life of the church.

The second booklet, download here, comprises four essays, including two on scripture, which participants in the conversations are asked to read.

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Apparently, a lot of trouble for a sham.

Posted by: Laurie on Thursday, 12 February 2015 at 12:48pm GMT

I am a Christian transsexual lesbian and been invited to participate in the conversations. I have locally also been involved in senior police training to combat hate crime. The latter has often made me feel as a curiosity when I talk to cis heterosexual people about my experiences. This feeling arises because it requires me to reveal intimate details of my sexuality and embodiment to an audience who are not required to do this in an equal way. The details of cis heterosexual lives are considered normal and assumed to require no explanation. The result of this exposure causes an imbalance of power where I am of least power. I am worried that this imbalance is not recognised and is only weakly addressed in the listening process. I am vulnerable and would like to know that I am going to be loved and cherished by the church not persecuted like our Lord when he became vulnerable. I have chosen to participate trusting that I am a loved child of God who made me as I am (Palm 39).

Posted by: clairejxx on Friday, 13 February 2015 at 8:20am GMT

You are a loved child of God and most of us here are doing our utmost to support you and the many people like you,

John.

Posted by: John on Saturday, 14 February 2015 at 4:58am GMT

Clairejxx, If the Church has any integrity, it will welcome your evidence; remembering the Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of ALL who look to Him for life. It really is time for the Church to accept the fact that we are all God's children, loved by God and accepted as we are!

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Saturday, 14 February 2015 at 9:11am GMT
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