The clone is (almost totally) right when he says, And you know what? I genuinely don’t know which of those two options is the right one. But I’ll tell you what can’t be right, and that’s to suggest to the 469 voting members of General Synod that they have to vote a particular way because […]
One of the more ridiculous claims being made by the Yes2WomenBishops lobbyists is that if we don’t go ahead there will be a missional disaster in the Church of England. Here’s how their argument goes: Why vote YES in November? There are five key reasons to vote YES to women bishops at the November meeting […]
This just released jointly by Forward in Faith and Reform. What will be telling now is whether proponents of Women Bishops take it seriously. All the signs are, so far, that many of them simply don’t want to know. Truly sad.
We’re not quite there, but it seems that the cat is now out of the bag. Sources have confirmed that the Eton-educated bishop will be announced as successor to Dr Rowan Williams as early as Friday, after the Crown Nominations Commission put his name forward to Downing Street. It marks a meteoric rise for the […]
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 […]
From 22:30 I talk with Kevin about Gay Marriage inside the church and out, in Australia and the UK.
His Grace has extraordinary news, Apparently there have been a number of complaints about one of the advertisements His Grace carried on behalf of the Coalition for Marriage. He has been sent all manner of official papers, formal documentation and threatening notices which demand answers to sundry questions by a certain deadline. He is instructed […]
The GAFCON leaders’ meeting in London has closed with a media release entitled “The movement begins its mission“. It is, essentially, the first stakes in the ground marking out GAFCON’s vision of the future. In their final conference ‘Commitment’, the leaders resolved to work together in an ever-strengthening partnership, to stand by each other and […]
This news is slowly coming out of the UK. From EV News (part of the Church Society): Southwark Evangelicals set up alternative quota The Church Times reports today (page 8) in a short news item that evangelicals in the diocese of Southwark are planning to set up an alternative quota: ‘Evangelicals in the diocese of […]
Today we remember the martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer, killed this day in 1556 under Queen Mary. Cranmer was the first Archbishop of Canterbury of the reformed Church of England and the original author of the Book of Common Prayer. The 1662 BCP we have today is really simply a revision of his majestic 1552. Foxe relates the […]