Parenting A Trans Child: Our Journey

Posted on 06/11/15 No Comments

And this may not be the road I would choose for me, but it still seems right somehow… Mandy & Bob are Methodists worshipping in a small rural church who have gone from being fundamentalist Christians to Christian LGBT activists. They would like to share some of their story with you. Just under 2 years […]

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What are your thoughts on the Outcome survey results?

Posted on 10/18/14 No Comments

Now that the results are in from our supporters survey (available here if you’ve not seem them: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-5PJLFSJL/ ) the Co-ordinating Group is keen to get on with finalising and implementing our strategy for the next two years. We had a fantastic response to the survey (over 40% of our known supporter base responded). So, […]

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Same-Sex Relationships in the Methodist Church: This Year? Next Year? Sometime? Never?

Posted on 08/30/14 1 Comment

It may be recognised that the four questions of the title were originally a counting game in response to the question “When shall I marry?”. The July 2014 Methodist Conference[1] has resolved unequivocally “No!” to This Year and Next Year and at least the following year, with options thereafter on Sometime and Never. I am […]

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A Response to the Working Party on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on 08/30/14 No Comments

I pounced on the report to Conference from the Working Party on Marriage and Civil Partnerships. After all, I am about to embark on doctoral research in to the approach taken by Methodism to the issue of same-sex relationships over the last twenty five years with the aim of trying to construct a positive Theology […]

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In him it is always ‘Yes’

Posted on 01/25/08 No Comments

‘For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaimed among you… was not“Yes and No”; but in him it is always “Yes.” For in him every one of God’s promises is a “Yes.” For this reason it is through him that we say the “Amen,” to the glory of God.’ 2 Corinthians 1:19-20 (NRSV) Many […]

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All Are Welcome?

Posted on 12/06/07 No Comments

I have made much use of the hymn “All are welcome” during my Vice Presidential year so far. There is something which appeals to me in all of the verses and speaks of the faith which is so important to me. I can’t say that I always live up to the ideals of it but […]

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