Earlier this year I read the book The Death of Christian Britain. It charts the growth and decline of predominantly Evangelical movements from the 1800s and attempts to give insights to both. Brown, the author, argues against those who see the decline of Christianity starting at the Reformation, or the Enlightenment, and draws on an … Continue reading Discursive Christianity, Matrilineality and Men
Awhile ago I wrote something about my developing views on women in ministry yet I hadn’t really thought out how this impacts how I interact with my church, The Church of England. Women’s Ordination CS Lewis on Women's Ordination In an immediate sense I am conscious of how lukewarm many of the arguments for a … Continue reading Egalitarianism and the Church of England
There is no easy way to talk about what I'm about to mention, even anonymous I'm trying to be light on the personal details of the issue. Yet recently I've been challenged by my view of sex as one that is arguably sub-Christian. I think my view is one that many Christians in and in a … Continue reading Buffered and porous sexuality
I recently heard the news that a friend of mine had been accepted for ordination within the Church of England. This would normally be good news but I have not been able to shake the sense of conflict I experienced over the decision. The reason why? To be honest, its because she is a woman. … Continue reading What does Sheffield have to do with Jerusalem?
Its not exactly news to say the Church of England (CofE), overall, is still in decline in the UK. The question of where this decline is coming from however is something normally associated with age. Its really obvious in many churches, even independent churches, that the older generations are generally the more faithful in their observance … Continue reading The church and gender disparity
I was reading this post advocating egalitarianism earlier today and thinking over the implications of it. For myself I was raised loosely egalitarian and in an existential sense do not see any cause for women to not operate in many of the same categories men do. I am happy to work under and submit to … Continue reading Men, women and ministry