Whatever happened to the Bible in the marriage canon debate?

by Sylvia Keesmaat This is an article from the Empire Mixed website.  It is part of a series in response to the debate in the Anglican Church of Canada to changing its canons to open marriage to same-sex couples.  It is part of the increasingly strong argument for looking again at the traditional ‘clobber’ texts, …

Has ‘homosexual’ always been in the Bible?

A fascinating article on translations and their influence on what the Church teaches and what Christians think.  The word ‘homosexual’ wasn’t invented until 1869 (in German), and only entered into English translations of the Bible in 1946.  This article traces how that happened, and questions why. Ed Oxford is a gay Christian, a graduate of …

Does the Bible really… say anything about homosexuality as we understand it today?

by Jonathan Tallon The following is the first in a series of articles commissioned by the Ozanne Foundation on theological and biblical reflection on issues on human sexuality. We reproduce them with permission from the Ozanne Foundation.  The original series, and other interesting pieces, can be found here. The Revd Dr Jonathan Tallon is a …