Author Archives: Jayne Ozanne

Does the Bible Really Say….that Sodomites were sodomites?

by Dr Meg Warner, Biblical Scholar in Old Testament Studies and the Hebrew Bible, affiliated with both Kings College, London and the University of Exeter Stories, I’ve come to learn, are very like fire: they are necessary for life, they … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Really Say that….Same-Sex Love is Wrong?

by the Rt Revd David Gillett, Principal of Trinity College, Bristol (1988-1999) and former Bishop of Bolton (1999-2008) This is a question I have been asked many times over the years – particularly by people in their teens to thirties … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Really…Give Us a Clear Definition of Marriage?

by the Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford ‘We all know that love is the answer’, opined Woody Allen, ‘but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions’ (Interview, New York Times, … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Really Say…that Sex Outside of Marriage is Wrong?

by Dr Meg Warner, Biblical Scholar in Old Testament Studies and the Hebrew Bible, affiliated with both Kings College, London and the University of Exeter Does the Bible really say that sex outside marriage is wrong? This question is a … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Really Say…Anything at All about Homosexuality as we Understand it Today?

by the Revd Dr Jonathan Tallon, Biblical Studies tutor at Northern Baptist College and Research Programme Director and tutor at Luther King House Introduction Most of the time, our problem with the Bible isn’t trying to understand it but rather it’s trying … Continue reading

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Unity – Has it Become a Golden Calf?

by Jayne Ozanne, Editor of ViaMedia.News and Member of General Synod (writing in a personal capacity) It’s becoming clearer and clearer that the one thing holding “us” in the Church of England back from making any real progress on matters … Continue reading

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Safeguarding & Survival Systems – Loyalty vs Trust

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper & the Rt Revd Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham – co-authors of ‘To Heal and Not to Hurt’ In an interesting quirk of coincidence the book that we co-wrote, To Heal and not to … Continue reading

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