Has ‘homosexual’ always been in the Bible?

A fascinating article on translations and their influence on what the Church teaches and what Christians think.  The word ‘homosexual’ wasn’t invented until 1869 (in German), and only entered into English translations of the Bible in 1946.  This article traces how that happened, and questions why. Ed Oxford is a gay Christian, a graduate of …

An Invitation to the Feast: A positive biblical approach to equal marriage

by Simon Taylor This excellent article by Simon Taylor, Canon Chancellor of Derby Cathedral, is taken from Modern Believing, the journal of Modern Church.  Many of us are looking for strong arguments based firmly on Scripture and this is one of the best in an increasing field of research, study and argument.  Highly recommended. The …

Does the Bible really… say anything about homosexuality as we understand it today?

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 Dr Jonathan Tallon is a …