Today the Church Of England has published guidance for conducting services marking an individual's gender transition. In July 2017 General Synod voted (with strong support from all three houses) in favour of a consideration to create a formal set liturgy that celebrates the gender transition and name change of transgender individuals. This arose from a … Continue reading 11/12/2018 – Guidance for Gender Transition Services
Today is the day the Church celebrates the life and martyrdom of St. Bartholomew The Apostle. Bartholomew (mentioned in only the synoptic gospels) is commonly understood to be the same person as Nathanael (first mentioned in John 1:45). So therefore throughout the blog I will use both names interchangeably, just to confuse you of course! Here … Continue reading Bartholomew or is it Nathanael?
NT Wright is a renowned and well-respected theologian and New Testament scholar. I, in my recent years of study, have benefitted greatly from his work both in my academic essays and in preparing sermons; his work is relatable and accessible for the common ear. I guess this is why I was disappointed and angry at … Continue reading Transgender is the new Gnosticism?