Category Archives: Living in Love and Faith

Clouds without rain: trying to explore fear

So here’s a question for conservatives in the CofE. What do you fear? I don’t see anyone wanting to force you to marry people or bless them if it’s against your conscience. As with divorced people. So what do you … Continue reading

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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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Bake a cake for Living in Love and Faith: how to make your response count

15 January 2022 (minor updates subsequently) The story so far: this blog began as a reflection on participating in the Shared Conversations, and then – because I was asked to join Living in Love and Faith’s History thematic group – … Continue reading

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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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Ghana, Anglicans and expediency:

Are LGBTQI+ Christians being sacrificed to keep the C of E pure enough for Lambeth?
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Handing on the baton? Part 1

Radical new Christian inclusion; but who are ‘we’? Continue reading

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Rewriting your history: thinking about the Winchester case

What does the ‘stepping back’ of the Bishop of Winchester tell us about history and about power?
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Conversion therapy: faith without fear

Unusually today, I was up in time to listen to some pre-7 a.m. radio, so I heard the very rushed interview the Today programme was running on conversion therapy. Anyone who still doesn’t know what this ‘therapy’ entails can read the stories … Continue reading

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Surviving Lockdown 3: a guest post

What’s it like living on your own at 86 in lockdown? Continue reading

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