Category Archives: Human Sexuality

Jas’ Story – Please. Be. Kind.

by Jas, a former drug addict, Bible College Student and now married lesbian I was in prison when I first encountered Jesus. I had been a drug addict but when I met him, everything changed. It felt like I fell … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Story

by Lisa (a pseudonym), who is a trans woman from the North of England. When I agreed to tell this story, I was reluctant because this happened 20 year ago and I was unsure how much relevance it would have … Continue reading

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Is God Inhuman?

by the Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s and Vice Chair of the Ozanne Foundation I’ve been reading Bill Bryson’s book The Body. It’s a fascinating read about the wonders of the human body and how much … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Just Leave?!

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of Via Media, Member of Synod and Director of the Ozanne Foundation “Why don’ you just leave the Church of England?” It’s the question I’m repeatedly asked by my non-church LGBT friends and allies after the … 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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Families – Love ‘Em, Hate ‘Em

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham, Member of General Synod and Trustee of the Ozanne Foundation I’m experiencing an interesting collision of three family stories as I sit down to write this piece. The … 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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The Idolatry of Being “Sound”

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor of the Province of Canterbury and Vicar of St Mary’s, Battersea A friend of mine who is now a bishop once said to me that being a parish priest is, in part, all … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Talk About…Sex!

by Dr Charlie Bell, Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge and ordinand at St Augustine’s College of Theology One of the slightly tiresome things that British people seem to do is say one thing when they really mean another.  I find … Continue reading

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