Category Archives: General Synod

What do the bishops think? LLF and trans people

Somehow conversion therapy is still OK for trans people? Why can’t the Church of England be a beacon of welcome and support for a group of people who really need that? Continue reading

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General Synod, February 2022: what felt most bizarre

Traumatic? A revelation? Or both? Continue reading

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February 2022 General Synod – before it starts

What being on General Synod really entails…
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General Synod: feeling the weight of the Church of England

This is the established Church. Its weight is still crushing people. Continue reading

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Handing on the baton? Part 2

As we pass on the baton of LLF, it seems pretty clear who the losers are Continue reading

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Counter-cultural Cranmer?

As a historian, I am disturbed by the email’s statement that “Cranmer wrote these prophetic words: ‘What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies’”.  

Because, quite simply, he didn’t.   Continue reading

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Being winsome

What do Christians mean when they use the word ‘winsome’? And is it as sweet and innocent as the word may suggest? Continue reading

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