Having just attended my first gay civil ceremony this caught my attention which Peter Ould gives the treatment it deserves Terry Virgo, went to Bible College with my dad, but other than that I have had little to no connection or contact with the man
This book is a response to the St Andrews Day Statement on homosexuality in the Church written by (amongst others) Oliver O’Donovan, David Wright, Timothy Bradshaw. As a series of essays it’s both helpful and instructive. I appreciated better the positions of the revisionists from
Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views is a debate between Dan Via and Robert Gagnon, both New Testament professors. Via takes the view that the church should affirm gay marriage, Gagnon affirms the traditional view of homosexual sex as sinful. What was interesting and surprising
I’m continuing to read books on the issue of homosexuality, trying to gain a better understanding of the issues involved. Jeanette Howards’ Out of Egypt is aimed at those who struggle with lesbianism and those who counsel them. Jeanette would have identified herself as a
Up until recently I’ve been able to think about the issue of homosexuality and Christianity from a detached position. It’s not been a near and present issue. However, there’s no escaping the fact that to be a pastor in the western world means engaging with
Following my posts (here & here) on being out of step with culture a huge debate kicked off over at Dave Warnock’s blog. It reminded me of a couple of things, first that there seem to be some debates in which no one changes their
In an irony that perhaps only the Church of England could conjure up, the gay Bishop Gene Robinson, had his sermon interrupted by a hecklers call to repent and was rescued by the congregation singing of ‘Thine be the Glory’. You couldn’t make it up.
In evaluating They Like Jesus But Not The Church I concluded that there are some differences between how emerging generations in the US and UK react to the church (see here and here) as well as some similarities (see here). I think this topic has to be chalked