Open our flesh, and we shall embody your presence

I think the Church has repeatedly mislaid the divine imperative revealed in the life and teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the ministry of his apostle Paul. The early Church lost confidence in the energy released through the resurrection, absorbed by the need to respond with practical matters of survive and evolution. I […]

Is Justin Welby’s evangelical faith ready to transform the Church and the experience of LGB&T Christians?

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the all-glorious Father, may confer on you the spiritual gifts of wisdom and vision, with the knowledge of him that they bring. I pray that your inward eyes may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope to which he calls you, […]

The Phenomenon of Man and the eruption of equal marriage

I’m reading Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenon of Man at the moment. I’ve been meaning to read it for over 40 years and have finally got around to it! He wrote the book in 1947 but it was published posthumously after his death in 1955. Rome refused to allow him to publish. In the […]

An Easter message – gays and women in the Church – how wrong can the Church be?

The lectionary appoints 1 Corinthians 15 to be read at Evening Prayer in Easter Week. In verses 5 to 8 Paul describes the tradition about the resurrection which he had received, that Jesus appeared to Cephas and afterwards to the twelve, then to over five hundred of the brothers at once, then to James and […]