Women and leadership in ministry in the Church of Ireland
Some years ago during the Eucharist in a typical suburban parish in Manchester, a female churchwarden completing her year in office received a presentation. To...
John R W Neill
‘Those texts’ and the sanctity of life: a contribution to the human sexuality debate
The gospel and practice of Jesus is radically inclusive. In his life and teaching he models the acceptance and affirmation of outcasts. He says nothing...
Sandra Pragnell & Sandra Pragnell
Finding truth in the emotions: class, tradition, and human sexuality
My wife recently accused me of being emotionally repressed. When I protested she asked me what emotion I was currently experiencing. I told her that...
Self-care for clergy: theology and practice
In their survey of the history of personal identity, The Rise and Fall of Soul and Self, Raymond Martin and John Barresi are surprisingly gloomy...
A code of conduct for clergy: why bother?
Moral identity develops when what is perceived as a “good” determines the details of one’s life and commitments. However, more is required of us...
After the covenant – can we get on with being Anglicans?
Like Topsy, the Anglican Communion “just growed”. The history of what came to be known as Anglicanism began with Henry V111 who broke with...