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    Who’s Converting Who?

    The Government's announcement that it intends to ban 'gay-conversion therapy' has won plaudits. But whether it is a move that will really help people or is rather merely... Read more
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    Surrogacy: Equality or Complementarity?

    With Andrew’s conference on Complementarity beginning today, this – from a lesbian and a gay man – seems especially relevant. Surrogacy raises many issues about... Read more
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    Today in Parliament

    To those who are pro-choice restricting abortion rights is incomprehensible – an attack on the fundamental rights of women. For those of us who are pro-life it is... Read more
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    Weddings Redux

    OK, a couple of weeks on and the dust has settled. I've barely been on social media the past few months so when I posted on the Royal Wedding was unaware of the minor... Read more
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    Curry’s on Fire!

    Whether or not you watched the wedding of Harry and Meghan on Saturday you will surely have heard about the preaching of Michael Curry. While we’ve expressed much... Read more
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    Weddings Royal

    The wedding tomorrow of Harry & Meghan provokes many reactions – curmudgeonly comments from the more republican, excited gushings from the more royalist. The narrative... Read more
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    Not Pinker, but Brighter

    There seems to be a sudden surge of optimism in what is so often a depressing world. Stephen Pinker has told us how everything is getting better, thanks to the... Read more
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    The Meaning of Easter

    Like Andrew (fear not – he returns next week) I have been greatly enriched by reading Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion. Our Good Friday service this year is based... Read more
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    The Mary Magdalene Movie

    I always approach movies based on Bible stories with some trepidation. Being highly invested in the truth of the Bible tends to create a certain defensiveness – it... Read more
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    One for Parents: Shepherds not Sheepdogs

    Parenting isn’t especially complex. Yes, it is often attended by complexity – things that don’t work out as expected, health issues, financial pressures – but... Read more