Tag Archives: Episcopacy

John Knox on why denominations have their uses but are not essential

It’s argued that Samuel Rutherford started the ball rolling toward modern democracy and that it all began in the Church of Scotland. In the opening chapter of his biography of Samuel Rutherford, however, Kingsley G. Rendell gives a really helpful … Continue reading

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Men and women in ministry: how will the vote go #2

Yesterday I posted a rough guide to the three main views on men and women in ministry. Those views are not enough to know how people will vote at synod on this complicated issue. I think the various views on … Continue reading

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Men and Women in Ministry: How the vote will go #1

I’ve been trying to get my head around the voting at synod on the motion of women in episcopacy and have come up with a rough guide to the various views on the matter.  From these views it can be … Continue reading

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When “the mind of the church” opposes God’s will.

Amending Canon C2: Open reception (aka the mind of the church or the Gamaliel principle) what is it? Synods, both deanery and diocesan, up and down the country will be voting on motions on the consecration of women bishops in … Continue reading

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