God, the world and us
What’s so special about religion?
Some people are religious, some don’t see the point. Maybe there is a god, maybe there isn’t: does it matter? What difference does it make?
Come & ask your questions
Talks, discussions & pizza
4th Sunday of the month
6.30 pm at St Brides Liverpool
led by Jonathan Clatworthy
26 March What’s so special about the Bible?
The Bible is true. It’s full of lies. It was written thousands of years ago. It was written for you. Its teachings are out of date. Its teachings are true for all people at all times.
Come and explore the questions with us.
23 April What’s so special about Christianity?
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Category Archives: Marriage & sexuality
The BBC’s Today programme this morning interviewed Simon Sarmiento and Susie Leafe on the Church of England House of Bishops’ recent report on same-sex partnerships. If you want to listen to it it’s here , 1:21:45 in. Simon was very … Continue reading
‘My primary feeling on reading the document was “here we go again”‘, Miranda Threlfall-Holmes remarks on her excellent response to the latest report from the Church of England’s House of Bishops on the apparently never-ending issue of same-sex relationships. The … Continue reading
Last Saturday’s Pride demo in Liverpool was a great occasion, according to the reports I’ve received. I’ve been sent some photos depicting protestors with banners displaying biblical texts. They give the impression that the Bible disapproves of what Pride stands … Continue reading
In the continuing debate over gay marriage the Church Times has published an article by Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard, ‘If we can’t make up, can we still kiss?’ This is a response. Their conservative evangelical approach is the cause … Continue reading
Is the Christian obsession with same-sex partnerships declining? Outside the churches people are puzzled why it is such a thorny issue. It is to be discussed (again!) at a conference on 10th-11th April, hosted by Oasis. Oasis is the organisation … Continue reading
Linda Woodhead and the Westminster Faith Debateshave produced another fascinating survey result, this time about Bed and Breakfast owners and whether they should be allowed to discriminate against people on grounds of sexuality. The issue has been drawn to public … Continue reading
This is a term which as far as I know is only used in discussions of women priests and bishops. The recent report by the House of Bishops contains the following: the House believes that it would be more helpful … Continue reading
Friday’s Church Times contains another excellent response to the now infamous Church of England document Men and Women in Marriage, this time by Jane Shaw. The document appeals to ‘a unique relationship between a man and a woman’ and ‘the … Continue reading