Category Archives: Does the Bible Really Say

Does the Bible Really Say…that Creation is Straight?

by the Revd Canon Dr Simon Taylor, Canon Chancellor of Derby Cathedral Credit where it is due, whoever first coined ‘God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve’ has a real gift for slogans and headlines.  But not, I … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Really Say…that Baptism Should be Withheld from Some People?

by the Rt Revd David Gillett, Principal of Trinity College, Bristol (1988-1999) and former Bishop of Bolton (1999-2008) Sadly, there are often stories one hears of the Church excluding people, but this is especially sad when it comes to baptism … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Really…Advocate the “Nuclear Family”

by the Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford    ‘Agrapha’ is not a word in common use.  But it usually refers to sayings attributed to Jesus in other parts of the New Testament, but which we … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Really Say….that a Family Needs a “Mummy and a Daddy”?

by the Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Director of Lay Training, Diocese of Leeds We have a lot to thank the late Victorians for. Education for all, an end to Key Stage One chimney sweeps, women in paid work as well … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Really Say…that St Paul ‘Hates Gays’?

by the Revd Marcus Green, Rector of Steeple Aston, author of ‘The Possibility of Difference‘ and member of the Living in Love and Faith Project. I often tell a story about having tea with a friend of mine who is … Continue reading

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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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