Thinking Anglicans

Opinion – 1 December 2018

Jo Bailey Wells WATCH AGM Sermon preached on 17 November 2018 The Woman of Valour

Elizabeth Baker Huffington Post My Evangelical Church Is Gaslighting Me, But I Refuse To Fall For It Anymore

Andrew Lightbown Theore0 Talking of bullying

Colin Coward Unadulterated Love Teaching meditation or mindfulness in the CofE

Janet Fife Surviving Church Deliver us -From evil?

New Statesman Matters of life and death: Rowan Williams and John Gray in conversation

Kelvin Holdsworth What’s in Kelvin’s Head Whither Mission?

Jayne Ozanne ViaMedia.News A New Clash of Civilisations – Where God is on “Our Side”

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Nigel LLoyd
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A few years ago I was at a fringe meeting at General Synod and a report on bullying (Dignity at Work) was being presented by its main author. She was introduced by the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, who was Chair of the Deployment, Remuneration and Conditions of Service Committee of the Ministry Division of the Church of England, the body which had commissioned the report. The Bishop, in introducing the speaker, quipped that it was lucky that bullying was a rare occurrence within the Church of England, to which the speaker replied that bullying is rife in the Church… Read more »

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What a wonderful piece by Jayne Ozanne!

I see the “clash” all the time on my local newspaper’s website in the comments section, where all too often, people who disagree with each other’s political or religious views see the other as the enemy, not just an opponent.

MarkBrunson
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I found it rather narrow. There are many of us who believe this “divorce” is a matter of no longer being able to form a household together, a family. That doesn’t mean that the conservative arm is necessarily evil – or, at least, no more sinful or fallible than we on the liberal side – but that we cannot form a working coalition, because each has deep conviction about what they must do to serve God, and they are in conflict on points that are too fundamental to be overcome. Take the issue with William Love – the standard trope… Read more »

David Rowett
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Thanks for the New Statesman link. Good to get away from ‘Yah, Boo’ stuff about the theist vs atheist world views.

Rich
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Rich

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6309731/Church-England-gives-blessing-transgender-marriages.html Just reading that again, have any transgender weddings or baptisms taken place yet? Or was it just Daily Mail posturing?

Christina Beardsley
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Christina Beardsley

Rich, trans people who have obtained legal gender recognition have been able to marry someone of the opposite sex in a Church of England church since the passing of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. The Mail was reporting on the Church of England’s response to the recent government consultation on proposals to reform that Act, and that response had stated the current position. When you say ‘baptisms’ are you thinking of the House of Bishops’ decision not to authorise a specific rite to mark trans people’s transitions but rather to adapt an existing rite, the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith (assuming… Read more »