“A Double-Minded Man”

A brilliant editorial by Gerald Bray in the current Churchman, one of the most astute reflections upon Rowan Williams I’ve read in a long time: “A double-minded man” [pdf]. Evangelicals have never warmed to him, partly because he is too different in temperament and interests to have much appeal to them, and partly because his […]

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The Marriage Act

The following video ran at the end of the Australian Christian Lobby’s recent webcast, “Defining Marriage“. I missed the broadcast, being on a plane, but hope to get some viewing in over the next few days. Here’s the “Marriage Act” video. The Marriage Act from whatismarriage on Vimeo. Clever. I think I’d want to focus […]

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The Regnerus Study on Same-Sex Parenting

Finally we’ve got a study on this topic that begins to provide meaningful results. Science Direct have the text of “How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study” (pdf here). Here’s the abstract: The New Family Structures Study (NFSS) is a social-science data-collection project that […]

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Boswell wrong on Byzantine Adelphopoiesis

From the New Oxford Review back in December 1994. Writing the history of a reli­gious institution involves under­standing concepts and language within their historical and cultural context. Otherwise, the risk is taken that history will be rewritten to suit current preoccupations. Boswell’s attempt to prove that the Byzantines regarded adelphopoie­sis as a form of marriage fails be­cause […]

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