Enlarging marriage

by Michael Sadgrove The Very Revd Michael Sadgrove, who before his retirement was Dean of Durham, has long supported equal marriage in the Church. We are very grateful to him for writing this excellent article for the Equal Campaign, demonstrating that our case is ‘built on a solid theological and ethical foundation’. What is the …

Evangelical Anglican disarray on same-sex marriage

by Christopher Brittain Christopher Brittain is the Dean of Divinity and Margaret E. Fleck Chair in Anglican Studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. The following is an article in which he examines the attempts of some leading evangelical theologians to address same-sex marriage and the rise of affirming theology and practice across …

An Invitation to the Feast: A positive biblical approach to equal marriage

by Simon Taylor This excellent article by Simon Taylor, Canon Chancellor of Derby Cathedral, is taken from Modern Believing, the journal of Modern Church.  Many of us are looking for strong arguments based firmly on Scripture and this is one of the best in an increasing field of research, study and argument.  Highly recommended. The …

What Would Jesus Do?

by Lorraine Cavanagh The Revd Dr Lorraine Cavanagh is an Anglican priest in the Church in Wales. She has published a number of books, among them Making Sense of God’s Love: Atonement and Redemption which was one of the first in the Modern Church Series ‘Making Sense of Christianity’ (SPCK). Dr Cavanagh has written the first of a …

Reasonable and Holy

Reasonable and Holy presents a calm, reasoned argument for why same-sexuality is part of God’s creation and takes nothing away from opposite-sex couples and institutions. It shows how the marriage of same-sex couples fits well within the Christian understanding of marriage when examined in the light of Scripture, tradition and reason.

More Perfect Union

Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, analyses the arguments for and against the marriage of same-gender couples in the Church and concludes unequivocally that the Church of England should accept and celebrate equal marriage.