Colin Coward

Living silence in the context of noise-inducing appointments

The Anglican Communion and the Church of England have created more disturbance and noise in recent weeks, the Communion by appointing the Nigerian bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon as General Secretary of the Anglican Communion and the Church of England this week by appointing Prebendary Rod Thomas as bishop of Maidstone to minster to conservative evangelicals committed […]

The Glory has departed


Ian Stubbs, a supporter of Changing Attitude England, posted the following article to the CA Facebook group. Ian says it has been adapted from another discussion group and is just to raise a few smiles. It certainly brought smiles of recognition to my face. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, collectively known as “God,” issued […]

It’s the energy, stupid!


Saturday’s Guardian Review had an article about a book by Nick Lane – The Vital Question: Why is Life the Way It Is? The article’s title was It’s the energy, stupid! A game-changing book about the origins of life. I’ll come to the book in a moment. But first, I want to refer to the […]

True God and false idols


Reading John 20.11-18 this morning, I concluded that Judaism and Islam are wise in not allowing images. Mary of Magdala wants to know who removed the body of Jesus and where this person has taken the body so that she can take it away herself and reinter it in a known place which can be […]

Primitive or mature religion?

In February 2007 the General Synod debated a Private Member’s Motion from the Revd Mary Gilbert on Lesbian and Gay Christians. Mary’s motion was significantly amended by the House of Bishops and it was the amended version that was passed by the Synod: That this Synod: (a) commend continuing efforts to prevent the diversity of […]

Bishop James Tengatenga issues Statement about new Secretary General of the Anglican Communion

The Rt Revd James Tengatenga, Chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, has issued a statement following the many negative reactions following the announcement of the appointment of the Rt Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon as the new Secretary General of the Anglican Communion: Bishop James notes that: “There is more than one issue to address and while […]

Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon appointed next Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Office

Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon

The appointment of Bishop Idowu-Fearon as the next Secretary General of the ACO has been greeted with strong condemnation from some Changing Attitude supporters on Facebook and people commenting on Thinking Anglicans. Bishop Josiah is being judged and condemned for his anti-gay position. I heard him preach at the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in Minneapolis […]

Church of England Evangelical Council Consultation on Scripture and Sexuality

I had received an invitation to take part if this Consultation some and had said yes. When I received a copy of Dr Martin Davie’s report Studies on the Bible and same-sex relationships since 2003 which was to form the basis of the Consultation, I withdrew my acceptance. Those who wish will be able to […]

Participating in the Shared Conversations

Many people have asked Changing Attitude England for advice about participating in the Shared Conversations, wanting to know whether they would be safe and whether CA would advise people to take part. We promised to respond following Tuesday’s meeting between the LGBTI Anglican Coalition and David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Director of Reconciliation. David […]

Building on the foundation of Jesus Christ himself and the love that will not let us go

Reading the 3rd chapter of St Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians this morning, I was motivated to add to yesterday’s blog on chapter 2. I want to start with the final verses and move backwards through the chapter. So, says Paul in verse 19, “. . . the wisdom of this world is folly […]