Articles

The lesson of equal love 22 May 2019 by Égalité by Rosemary Hannah Following a first degree in theology and biblical languages from the University of St Andrews, Rosemary Hannah’s doctorate at the University of Durham was on the Victorian Third Marquess of Bute, the subject of her later published biography. For many years she was Church History Co-ordinator at… ... Read more
Why is equal marriage so controversial? 22 May 2019 by Égalité by Jonathan Clatworthy As part of our series of articles on the theology of marriage equality, Jonathan Clatworthy has written for us on why marriage equality is so difficult for the Church. Jonathan is a theologian with a special interest in monotheism and ethics.  He is a Research Fellow at… ... Read more
Does the Bible really say anything about homosexuality as we understand it today? 22 May 2019 by Égalité by Jonathan Tallon The following is the first in a series of articles commissioned by the Ozanne Foundation on theological and biblical reflection on issues on human sexuality. We reproduce them with permission from the Ozanne Foundation.  The original series, and other interesting pieces, can be found here. The Revd… ... Read more
Ribs to Go 9 May 2019 by Égalité by Marcus Green The Revd Marcus Green is a member of the Living in Love and Faith process and Vicar of Steeple Aston Church in the Diocese of Oxford.  He writes regularly in his blog on a variety of issues and in the following addresses the use of Genesis 1… ... Read more
Tears in God’s Wineskin: a theology of hospitality 3 May 2019 by Égalité by Elaine Ambrose Elaine Ambrose is a member of the Church of England in London; she has studied at The London Bible College and Heythrop College, and her PhD  studies were at King's College London.  She writes on the challenge to Christian theology of the marriages of same-sex couples.  Her… ... Read more
What Would Jesus Do? 1 May 2019 by Égalité by Lorraine Cavanagh The Revd Dr Lorraine Cavanagh is an Anglican priest in the Church in Wales. She has published a number of books, among them Making Sense of God’s Love: Atonement and Redemption which was one of the first in the Modern Church Series ‘Making Sense of Christianity’ (SPCK). Dr Cavanagh has… ... Read more
The Church of England must open its doors to same-sex weddings 13 April 2019 by Égalité by Jeremy Pemberton Jeremy Pemberton is a former canon in the Church of England who, in 2014, became the first priest to marry his same-sex partner. He has recently published the following opinion piece in the online magazine Openly. The first same-sex marriages were celebrated on 29 March 2014 shortly… ... Read more
Sexual irony – speaking well of the dead 22 March 2019 by Égalité by Andrew Lightbown Andrew Lightbown (Rector of Winslow) recently wrote a blog post about the sad irony that he was able to officiate at the funeral of a gay man at which the 40-year relationship that had been at the centre of his life was celebrated, and yet the Church… ... Read more
How to reconcile differing consciences – a view from across the Pond 20 March 2019 by Égalité by Susan Russel The Episcopal Church of the United States has taken a very different approach to issues of human sexuality from its sister Church here in England.  Its General Convention has resolved that marriage is open to people regardless of their sexuality, and is seeking to respect the conscience… ... Read more
Equal Marriage: crossing the threshold 17 February 2019 by Æqualitas On 28 March 2014 the then Dean of Durham, Michael Sadgrove, wrote a blog post to celebrate equal marriage becoming law in England on that day when the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 came into force. You can read the post here. In this 2014 post he recognized that equal marriage… ... Read more