“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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“I have never read the Bible in that way”

I think possibly the most frustrating thing about current discussions within the church on various theological matters is the utter chutzpah that revisionists have when talking about how they “read” the Bible. Now, maybe I belong to an arcane era of education but when I was growing up reading was about comprehension – ie understanding […]

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A Bishop of Reading to make the heart sing!

Remember all that fuss in 2003 that served to catalyse much of the still-ongoing fractures in the Anglican Communion? Well hold onto your hats because the new nominee for the same post is nothing like Jeffrey John… He is the Right Reverend Andrew Proud, and is currently the area bishop of Ethiopia and the Horn […]

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