The “Church” Times on “Gay Marriage”

Chris Johnson is worth repeating in full… The Church Times is not down with the Church of England’s official opposition to homosexual “marriage,” which it calls “tendentious and poorly-argued.”  At this point, I don’t particularly care one way or the other what the C of E or the Church Times thinks about anything at all but among the Times ”arguments,” this one […]

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Polygamy in the Bible – A Sordid Tale

A great post at the Briefing by my good friend (and imminent replacement!) Lionel Windsor: Off the top of my head, here are some of the stories about polygamy in the Bible: The first polygamist, Lamech, calls a family conference so he can boast about his inordinate vengeful violence. He’s clearly not a nice man […]

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The Modern Marriage Ideology

A magnificent piece by Andrew Cameron of Moore Theological College in the Southern Cross and on sydneyanglicans.net In the middle of these changing loves, Christians can ask helpful questions (there’s not much point being polemical when so little thought has been given to the nature of marriage). We can ask our neighbours: ‘Are you sure […]

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A Tale of Two Synods

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Reports from 2 diocesan synods here in Australia. The first, is more detail on the Gippsland synod. The Diocesan Newspaper June edition has a large report on the whole synod, including an entire page dedicated to the sexuality debate. There’s quite a bit of detail […]

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Polygamy in Australia – Insight

A remarkable show on Insight last night, Polygamy. Fascinating because a number of men and women argued in favour to varying degrees. Again, the question has to be, what rational argument is there to legalise “homosexual marriage” but not polygamy or polyamory if the argument for “homosexual marriage” is the affirmation of people’s feelings? Here’s the […]

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Sydney Standing Committee Issue Statement on Gippsland

via SydneyAnglicans.net The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Sydney has expressed ‘dismay’ at what it calls ‘a breach of fellowship and trust’ with the Bishop of Gippsland who has appointed a partnered gay man to a ministry position in his diocese. The appointment was announced earlier this year in the Gippsland diocesan newspaper. The […]

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