I Fr John Emlyn. Report to Gloucester Diocesan Synod February — reflections by the diocesan participants in the regional Shared Conversation. I want to start off by saying that God is at work in our world; the Holy Spirit is at work, and so I think we need to be listening to conversations that are going on in the world.
The Bible is primarily concerned with bodily forms, and with bodily acts. Facebook Share.
And that seems to me to be a worthwhile and crucial task, both within the Church of England and also within the Anglican Communion. The rest of this webpage offers a range of ideas about ways to share the reflection going on across the church and tells you about resources available to support any activities that people want to get involved in.
Paul tells slaves to be faithful to their masters etc.
Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. This has been held up as a cautionary tale about the sinfulness of homosexuality. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Let him come near to me. She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
Such questions require a fresh look at the Bible For an increasing number of Christians today this is not a question that needs asking, even by many in evangelical churches that are normally considered to hold to a non-inclusive view. In the end we produced a report to which all but one of us could assent.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. But even this was sometimes condemned: in the tenth century, bishops in Venice did public penance for past involvement in the Moorish slave trade and sought to prevent all Venetians from involvement in slavery. And when we try to pull out Old Testament verses that talk about the inclusion of Gentiles we are still missing the challenge faced by the first Christians.