Category Archives: Guest Contributors

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….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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Voices of Hope – Easter Day

“Breaking the Silence” by the Rt Revd Nicholas Chamberlain, Bishop of Grantham ‘Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!”’ – John 20.16 With two words, everything changes. Silence is broken and out of … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope – April 18th 2019

“God Will See Us Home” (Part 4) – “God is a Starter-Finisher” by Claire Jones I’m a seven new ideas before breakfast sort of person. There are so many good ones to be had: books to be written, projects to be … Continue reading

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