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January 14, 2013


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Christianity Magazine

We've got the full feature and editorial here at www.christianitymagazine.co.uk/sexuality

Neil Brighton

Thank you David and Christianity Magazine for the extra links.
Before anyone is too harsh on Steve Chalke they may wish to reflect on the fact that in his previous writing on atonement, which caused a stir, he was only expressing what lots of ministers & theologians already think. The difference is that he is somewhat higher profile.

That a large, silent, minority of Baptists might agree with Steve, may make it harder for the Baptist Union.

Neil Brighton

I've not got all the papers to hand but my understanding of the BUGB rules are that the ministerial rules (in the bit about unbecoming conduct) prohibit the advocacy of 'homosexual' or lesbian genital relationships as acceptable alternatives to male / female partnership in marriage. Further the advice given by the ministry dept of the Union is that ministers should not participate formally in services of blessing...... however, it would lack generosity of spirit to forbid attendance at such a blessing where there was a close family relationship or friendship. [Source BUGB council papers Nov 2009]

Neil Brighton

Steve Holmes has written a response which considers some aspects of Chalke's hermeneutics




This has just been posted on the BT website

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