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Men and women in ministry: how will the vote go #3

I’ve posted this week on the various views on women and bishops and now putting the two debates together, gender and episcopacy, we can get a rough guide to how people will vote.  It is fascinating.  If there are enough … 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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The disasterous effect of bishops as the focal point of unity.

West Bromwich deanery agreed on the submission of papers of one side of A4 before we vote on the motion on women in the episcopate and CEEC following motion.  This is my paper: What happens when Bishops take the place … Continue reading

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Give thanks for the opportunity for women to be bishops

The vote in synod against provision for those who can’t in conscience accept the authority of a woman bishop is sure to cause all sorts of grief and fallout in the Church of England in the months and years ahead.  … Continue reading

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