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Storms of My Grandchildren

September 3, 2011 books church climate creation environment future grandchildren hansen storms James Hansen’s, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009), is a book that impinges directly upon the current same sex / ordination debate because it sets it [...]

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The Tip of the Iceberg

November 21, 2006 bible church homosexuality kirk liberal sexuality traditional Is it really just about Homosexuality and Civil Partnerships? Download Adobe pdf Version Introduction: Liberals & Communitarians There is a fascinating debate raging in political philosophy between so-called “liberals” and “communitarians”.[i] An important aspect of it is the question “What makes a self?”  “Communitarians” have [...]

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The Personal Repercussions of being Lesbian in the Church of Scotland

September 4, 2006 church church of scotland experience homosexuality kirk lesbian Download Adobe pdf Version This personal story was submitted to OneKirk by a Church of Scotland member. For the sake of her family she would like to remain anonymous. I was born into the Church of Scotland and was baptised before I was 2 [...]

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God Bless Adam and Steve?

September 1, 2006 bible church gay general assembly greenbelt homosexuality interpretation john bell lesbian scripture sexuality Seminar delivered at Greenbelt Festival, August 2006 Rev John L Bell The Iona Community Download Adobe pdf Version Now Adam, will you take Steve’s right hand in yours and will you say after me: In the presence of God [...]

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Human Rights and Christian Faith

August 16, 2006 christianity church culture faith freedom human rights jesus newlands Rev Prof George Newlands, Professor of Divinity at Glasgow University, raises some of the issues surrounding Human Rights and Christian Faith, explored at length in his book “Christ and Human Rights”. What are human rights and do they exist? These questions are the [...]

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Buried Sexuality

July 21, 2006 church church of scotland faith gay homosexuality kirk lesbian sexuality teenagers young people The experience of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people in the Church of Scotland Download Adobe pdf Version Imagine what it must have been like to be a young adult in the Church of Scotland, who is lesbian, gay [...]

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What does the Bible say on Homosexuality?

July 11, 2006 australia bible christianity church church of scotland interpretation scripture uniting church world church What are the issues for us to consider? Download Adobe pdf Version While this article was written to help people in the Uniting Church in Australia as they discuss whether people with an open homosexual orientation should be ordained [...]

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A Personal Journey

July 6, 2006 attitudes church church of scotland homosexuality kirk Download Adobe pdf Version This personal story was submitted to OneKirk by a former Church of Scotland parish minister. For the sake of his family he would like to remain anonymous. Acts, chapter 10, tells the story of Peter and Cornelius. It’s a story in [...]

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Being Single in the Church

June 5, 2006 church civil partnerships family marriage relationships single singleness The current “hot topic” in our church, the blessing – or not – by ministers and deacons of civil partnerships, has concentrated my mind on a different issue, singleness. In contrast to the positive and negative excitement and passion that characterised the former issue, singleness [...]

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