Thinking Anglicans

Opinion – 29 November 2023

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Vile Bodies – Christian prejudice and abuse

Neil Elliot NumbersMatters Looking in the mirror?
“What happens to the statistics we carefully collect and collate. How are they used – if at all? In this edition we will look at myths, realities, and aspirations of using church stats”

Thomas Sharp ViaMedia.News Agree or Disagree: I’m Still in Communion with my Bishop

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Opinion – 18 November 2023

Neil Elliot NumbersMatters A question of position: CofE stats 2022

Adrian Thatcher ViaMedia.News Vile Bodies?

Ray Gaston ViaMedia.News Reclaiming Orthodoxy

The Guardian view on the C of E and same-sex relationships: love finds a way
“A decision by the church’s governing body to trial standalone blessings for couples is a significant moment”

Simon Parke Five questions to ask the prospective bishop


Pre-Synod news and opinion

Paul Roberts Inclusive Evangelicals On the use and abuse of the term ‘orthodox’

Mandy Ford ViaMedia.News Polluted Ground or Holy Ground? Going Forward to the November Synod

Church Times General Synod same-sex debate on knife edge


Opinion – 4 November 2023

Ruth Harley ViaMedia.News Collateral Damage: How Unjust Treatment of LGBTQIA+ People Harms the Church

Susan Hunt Surviving Church Searching for Truth. How ‘Kenneth’ has been failed by the Justice System of the Church of England

Neil Elliot NumbersMatters SMART or Organic?


Opinion – 1 November 2023

Andrew Atherstone Law & Religion UK The House of Bishops of the Church of England and public transparency

Marcus Walker The Critic The road to Wigan’s tears

Evan McWilliams ViaMedia.News Same-sex Marriage and the Book of Common Prayer

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Are we heading for decisive Anglican indecision?

Jon Blanchard View from the Pew Why I am not a liberal


Opinion – 28 October 2023

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Did Jesus root his proclamation of the kingdom in orthodoxy and tradition?

Alison Milbank Church Times Management and mission: the Church of England is not a machine

Helen King sharedconversations Leaky Church


Opinion – 25 October 2023

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love The Gospel according to Brian and Gaby or GS 2328 – you choose

Evan McWilliams ViaMedia.News Doing A New Thing? The Ordination of Women and Same-Sex Love

John Seymour ViaMedia.News ‘That Which He Has Not Assumed Is Not Redeemed’: Jesus, Sexuality and GS2328


Opinion – 18 October 2023

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Are We Looking For Jesus?

Neil Patterson ViaMedia.News The Difficulties of Differentiation

Fergus Butler-Gallie Church Times Clergy cache in the attic
“An online market for unwanted ministry items leads Fergus Butler-Gallie to reflect on puppets and prayer books”


Opinion – 11 October 2023

Helen King sharedconversations The ‘saviour moment’?

Oliver Harrison Psephizo A Letter From The Front Line


Opinion – 7 October 2023

Helen King sharedconversations Waiting for bishops

Chrissie Chevasutt ViaMedia.News Don’t Preach. Just Don’t.

Marcus Green Inclusive Evangelicals Friendly fire ….

Kate Mossman The New Statesman Justin Welby: “It’s better to be woke than asleep”
“He has denounced migration policy yet resists calls for gay marriage. Can the Archbishop of Canterbury unite a fraying Church?”

Andrew Goddard The Living Church Prayers of love and faith, (Arch-)Episcopal power and Anglican identity
and in response
Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Disturbing the Foundations: LLF, the Sexual Revolution and General Synod


Opinion – 30 September 2023

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Why is it so difficult to talk honestly about the humanity of Jesus?

Neil Elliot NumbersMatters F’book, YouTube, Zoom, and Bums on Pews
Neil Elliot is the Statistics and Research officer for the Anglican Church of Canada.

Augustine Tanner-Ihm ViaMedia.News A Plentiful Harvest: Growth in Inclusive Churches


Opinion – 27 September 2023

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love A conversation about Christianity today in the Church of England

Martine Oborne ViaMedia.News Why Only 1 Diocesan Bishop in the Last 10 Appointments in the Church of England has been a Woman


Opinion – 23 September 2023

Charlie Bell ViaMedia.News Trust is a Hard Thing to Come by Right Now…

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Neanderthal Christianity – what does it mean to be human?

Chrissie Chevasutt ViaMedia.News Keeping Students Safe: the Oxford LGBT Students Safe Churches Project


Opinion – 20 September 2023

Jane Chevous Premier Christianity The silence from Christian leaders on Mike Pilavachi is hurting victims

Archdruid Eileen The Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley The Church Decline Rag

Richard Scorer Surviving Church Mandatory Reporting versus the Seal of the Confessional

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Mired in Love and Faith

Steve Schlossberg The Living Church


Opinion – 16 September 2023

Theo Hobson The Spectator In praise of Justin Welby’s ‘less bossy’ Church of England

Helen King sharedconversations Two meetings down, one to go: Living with Difference


Opinion – 13 September 2023

Mark Clavier The Living Church A House-Going Parson Makes a Church-Going People

Sorrel Christian ViaMedia.News Young Christianity Today

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Is Christianity losing its sense of morality or finding new vision?

a member of the Anglican Survivors Group ViaMedia.News Are Churches Safe?


Opinion – 9 September 2023

Diarmaid MacCulloch ViaMedia.News Love Came Down at Christmas – For Some

Theos Is the UK a Christian Country?
“We asked a range of experts and thinkers how they would answer the question: Is the UK a Christian country?”

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love A Brief Evolutionary Context for today’s Global and Christian Crises


Opinion – 6 September 2023

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love What is the Christian story today?

Helen King sharedconversations Being back in the room


Opinion – 3 September 2023

Theo Hobson The Spectator The time is ripe for a liberal revival of the Church of England

Giles Fraser UnHerd Has the Church stopped working?

Kelvin Holdsworth What’s in Kelvin’s Head The Friends of St Eucalyptus


Opinion – 26 August 2023

Paul Roberts Inclusive Evangelicals Can you be Evangelical and not agree with the CEEC?

Mark Michael The Living Church When Rights Conflict: Sex Abuse Reporting & the Confessional