Shaken over the Shaking of Hands?

A handshake can be a powerful thing. I grew up learning that “a gentleman’s word is his bond” and that my handshake was the guarantee of that word. Handshakes symbolise the beginning or renewal of relationships so the refusal to shake hands can be seen as being anti-relationship and therefore insulting. This week I spent […]

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No More Thomases

Today is the feast day of Thomas, patron saint of all doubters, apparently. I want to gently disagree. Actually, who are we kidding? I want to disagree strongly. Thomas is the patron saint of the end of doubt. Here’s the Anglican collect for today: ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who for the more confirmation of the faith […]

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40 Questions, but only One Question is Needed

One of the conversations carrying on in the Christian blog world at the moment is the dialogue over Matthew Vine’s “40 questions for Christians who oppose marriage equality“, which itself has flowed from the excellent “40 questions for Christians now waving rainbow flags“. There are a number of great responses to Matthew Vines, but of […]

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Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man…

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can; Pat it and shape it and mark it with “LGBTQIXYZ”, And bake it in the oven for my lawyer and me. The ridiculous gay wedding cake nonsense in Oregon has taken a decidely nasty turn, An Oregon administrative law judge recommended today that […]

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