What a marked contrast between the approach taken by the Church of Scotland (and also the Scottish Episcopal Church) and the Church of England. If a twin track approach can be embedded into the life of the Scottish churches why not in the C of E? I
I hope the bishops read this, and think about it.
A very grown up response to the topic which highlights further the severe deficiencies in the efforts of the English bishops. I am particularly taken with the references to Song.
I don't, however, read it as suggesting a twin-track approach as Andrew Lightbown does. I think it is suggesting that the teaching of the church would be to embrace same sex marriage, or rather to suggest that the estate of marriage is agnostic to gender. At the same time, any minister who doesn't feel able to perform such rites won't be asked to do so.
I am a fan.
So the document "found its way into the public domain ahead of schedule"? How unfortunate. For all its irritating piety, it is at least reassuring to know that the Church of Scotland is not exempt from the culture of leaks.
Not the culture of leaks. The culture of unnecessary secrecy. Once a report is written, what's the problem about opening it up to public scrutiny?
>>So the document "found its way into the public domain ahead of schedule"? How unfortunate. For all its irritating piety, it is at least reassuring to know that the Church of Scotland is not exempt from the culture of leaks.
They have some form in this area, the early release of the Columba declaration (betweeen the CofS and CofE) causing some grief during the festive season to the SEC.
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