Resolution: “We recognise a diversity of voices about what constitutes a right ordered intimate relationship.”
In the Church of England's debates about same-sex marriage, the personal is also inescapably political.
“We need to learn to live as a global church in a local context and never to imagine that we’re just a local church.”
Andrew Goddard: “With the recent passing into law of same-sex marriage, the Church of England now faces even greater challenges.”
By John Martin • No substantial decisions emerge from General Synod’s summer session.
Americans are “on all sides of these issues, including those who have not yet clearly discerned an effective or appropriate response.”
The Rev. Gay Jennings: “Same-sex couples and their families are evidence of the goodness of God’s creation.”
Review by Wesley Hill • James V. Brownson argues that gender complementarity is nowhere “explicitly portrayed or discussed” in Scripture.
Theologian Andrew Goddard evaluates the Church of England’s Men and Women in Marriage.
Secular thought may not so readily let go of the demand for absolutely equal rights based on identical definitions.