“Yes 2 Women Bishops” – No to Fair Treatment of Conservatives

The Yes2Women Bishops site has launched, run by the anonymous Church Mouse (twitter). John Richardson has some interesting things to say and I’d thought I’d add a few. First, a little look at the “why” rationale presented and the first clause: 1. The measure is fair admitting women to the episcopate without limitations on their authority, whilst also providing statutory […]

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Fulcrum Statement on Women Bishops (CofE) – Watching Conservatives Getting Pushed off the Cliff

The path to providing for women bishops in the Church of England has been interesting. The proposed legislation had some safeguards for conservatives, albeit in the form of a Code of Practice, not legislated protection. The amendments to clause 5(1)c have served only to dilute those proposed safeguards. As many have pointed out, this simply […]

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Ugley Vicar on “Mary the Apostle”

Great stuff from Jon Richardson on this old chestnut – the revisionist claim that “Mary was an Apostle”: One version of argument being put forward may be framed as follows: It is a necessary condition of being an Apostle to be a witness of the resurrection (Acts 1:21-22) and to be sent by Jesus to give […]

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