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Living in Love and Faith: it’s long, complex, and fails LGBTI Anglicans

I have been anticipating the publication of the Living in Love and Faith document and material for some time, knowing in advance that it...

Preliminary thoughts on the Australian Appellate Tribunal ruling

It is with great sadness that I note the opinion of the Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia on the matter of proposed...

Down to brass tacks – AS Haley on what happens next in the elections

Now that Election Day has passed, your Curmudgeon feels free to comment on the current mess, since all the usual suspects have shown their...

A timely reminder from AS Haley

As explained in several earlier posts, this blog has purposefully remained silent during the civil (and religious) strife that has dominated discourse prior to...

Muslim leaders will complain about hate speech in Europe, but are silent about hate speech in their own lands

Open Letter to Al-Azhar Institute’s Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb  A few days ago news reports stated that you called a meeting of the Muslim Council...

Why Not Vote for Split Government? A Letter to the Editor of Christianity Today

Last month I wrote a Letter to the Editor of Christianity Today magazine. Here is a preface and the Letter. I am a retired theologian and missionary,...

Archbishop of York: ‘We must face up to the human heartache in a Britain divided by lockdowns’

The Archbishop of York writes today in the Yorkshire Post with Nick Baines, the Bishop of Leeds, and David Walker, the Bishop of Manchester, on the effect...

IICSA Illumination: Time for a reformed Anglican episcopate

The most eye catching conclusion of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report into the Church of England and the Church in...

South African high court prohibits Muslim call to prayer. Why it got it wrong

The High Court in Durban, the port city in KwaZulu-Natal on the east coast of South Africa, has granted an interdict against a mosque, stopping its...

When going was necessary for growing

In August 2020 a new Anglican network of churches was formed out of St John, Newland in Hull. Within two weeks of its announcement,...

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