Comments: Good Disagreement: David Ison writes for Accepting Evangelicals

"Although [Dean Ison] admitted that passages in the letters of St Paul were against homosexuality"

A concession that neither I, nor (more importantly) outstanding Biblical scholars (e.g., Tobias Haller) would be prepared to accept. I *get* Dean Ison's heart is in the right place, but his brain is still too much indoctrinated "conservative Evangelical", IMO.

Posted by JCF at Saturday, 28 February 2015 at 1:36am GMT

Will Accepting Evangelicals and the Dean of St. Paul's be using their influence and lobbying power to ensure that the well know Anglo-Catholic - the Dean of St. Albans is enabled to break through the Rainbow Stained Glass Ceiling and is given the Diocesan Bishopric he so justly deserves?

Posted by Father David at Saturday, 28 February 2015 at 7:51am GMT

Father David,

I sent my little letter (headed 'serious allegations against our archbishops') to half a dozen church dignitaries. Three bishops whom hitherto I have esteemed have not replied. My esteem is under strain. I'll give them another prod (from a Northern Irish Prod!).

Posted by John at Sunday, 1 March 2015 at 5:14pm GMT

I am very impressed by Dean David Ison's openness to the LGBT community. As an acknowledged Liberal Anglo-Catholic, I am more than pleased that my Evangelical friends in the Church of England can exercise some compassion for those whose lives are often blighted by the apparent indifference of the Church. Gospel 'Good News' seems often to have been preferentially offered to 'straights' and denied to 'gays' - through no fault of their own. We are ALL sinners, but also ALL redeemed, by the love and mercy of God in Christ.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Tuesday, 3 March 2015 at 9:58pm GMT
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