Issues on the eve of General Synod

Attention has focused entirely on the bishops' report on sexuality, but there are a variety of substantive issues coming before the General Synod.

Does the Church need academic theology?

Both academic theology and the Church may well have a very different relationship to the academy in two or three decades; events like this are opportune moments to reflect on how these shifts may benefit the Church.

A national or apostolic church? The C of E, sex, and inclusion

As the C of E struggles over issues in human sexuality, we might hope for more than attention to establishment and "apostolicity." Instead, we seek a recognition of the Church of England's providential role as a servant in the formation of a global Communion of national churches straining for a more Catholic identity, not ignoring the gift of the local, but always with an eye towards the graces of the universal.

Missing the point: GAFCON UK, acrimony, and Lambeth I.10

I can only lament yet another airing of Anglicanism’s dirty laundry: namely, the fear and anxiety of all parties regarding any settled, visible consensus around human sexuality, both within national churches and in the Anglican Communion at large.