Tag Archives: sexuality

Handing on the baton?

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

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Stopping: and starting?

After several years in which it has played a major part in my life, as of 29 April the ‘Living in Love and Faith process’ (LLF) has now officially been put on hold. Those of us on the various working … Continue reading

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How not to be pastoral: the bishops’ new statement on civil partnerships

Once again, it’s all about sex. Whatever we mean by that. A recent article in The Independent headlined ‘The sex-obsessed Church of England is digging its own grave‘ included the comment that the Church is ‘intent not just on digging its … Continue reading

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Nothing new here: how the human sexuality debate repeats the women priests debate

Should a sheep among wolves wear her wolfskin coat? Continue reading

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Getting into a muddle about sex: lifelong virginity and the Louden amendment

For various reasons, I’ve been going through some of the papers I kept from my stint on General Synod; eight complicated years which included the Higton debate, the AIDS debate, and the various stages of the legislation to permit women … Continue reading

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Sharing the knowledge

Can we see each other for who we are? And can we stay together without descending into chaos? Continue reading

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Sex and power in the spotlight

People lie to themselves and the church about their abstinence from sex. They become accustomed to not telling the truth. Continue reading

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The gender of tears

‘Mourn with those who mourn’. Just try and stop me. Continue reading

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What is sex anyway?

… in church circles, the normal response I get is on the lines of ‘Don’t be so silly, we all know perfectly well what we’re talking about here.’ Continue reading

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Under the umbrella: living with difference

Peter Facey: Washout at the New Forest Show 2007 © Copyright Peter Facey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. One of the questions raised by the Church of England’s current disagreements on sexuality concerns how far it’s … Continue reading

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