Category Archives: Guest Contributors

LGBT Stories – Can Conservative Evangelical Churches Ever Change?

by Anne Dannerolle, Church Minister of Hull Community Church (soon to become Oasis Church Hull) and East Yorks Regional Ambassador for Inclusive Church The day I stood up to tell our church congregation in Hull that we were opting in … Continue reading

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LGBT+ Stories – The Trauma of Abusive “Healing” Ministries

by the Revd Canon Timothy Goode, Rector of St Margaret’s, Lee, Disability Adviser to the Diocese of Southwark, Member of Archbishop’s Council and Co-Chair of MOSAIC Yet you have made them a little lower than God and crowned them with … Continue reading

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LLF: Building the Bridge as We Cross It …

by the Revd David Runcorn, theological teacher, author and Spiritual Director Living in Love and Faith is unique. I am not talking about the content. I mean it is unlike anything the Church of England has produced before to discern … Continue reading

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Making Ourselves ‘Other’

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford It is a privilege to respond to the Via Media series of moving and challenging reflections on LGBT+ Christians experience of the Church and the wider implications of that experience for … Continue reading

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“Another Way is Possible….”

by the Revd Nick Bundock, Team Rector of St James & Emmanuel, Didsbury I just want you to re-read that phrase again because it’s really important. Another way is possible.  I’m able to say that not as a theologian theorising … Continue reading

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It’s A Sin: The Myth of Homogeneity

by Father Richard Peers, Sub Dean of Christ Church, Oxford Extract from: Final Report – Independent Lessons Learned Review for Emmanuel Church Wimbledon (March 2021) “Theme 17: Homogeneity The Review illustrated that one of the biggest difficulties in identifying and … Continue reading

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‘Oi Vicar, Why Don’t You Heal Yourself?’

by the Revd Canon Timothy Goode, Rector of St Margaret’s, Lee, Disability Adviser to the Diocese of Southwark, Member of Archbishop’s Council and Co-Chair of MOSAIC ViaMedia.News · ‘Oi Vicar, Why Don’t You Heal Yourself? ’ – Canon Timothy Goode … Continue reading

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Pandemics, Parishes & the ‘National Church’

by Revd Professor Robert Gilbert, Biochemistry Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford and Anglican parish priest  It’s a whole Church year since congregations first stopped worshipping together in person. A whole Church year since those who could, moved online. And although … Continue reading

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Are ‘Leaders’ Biblical?

by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford Subverting the language of Leadership before it subverts the Church A colleague who serves as a priest in the Church of Sweden recounts the deeply moving experience of attending an ordination … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – Choose to Challenge

by the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester In 2019, on a visit to the Holy Land I visited the church in Magdala and found myself faced with an enormous and extraordinary modern painting by Daniel Cariola depicting larger-than-life … Continue reading

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