The Grammar of Communion

The following essay is excerpted from a chapter in When Churches in Communion Disagree, ed. Robert Heaney, Christopher Wells, and Pierre Whalon (Living Church Books, forthcoming this spring).  By Katherine S... Read More...

Why We Need “Gay Christians”

By Amber D. Noel The recent decision by Archbishop Foley Beach and the ACNA to officially discourage (or disallow) the phrase “gay Christian” distressed me deeply. I think this should especially distress someone like me, a Global North Anglican with a tradi... Read More...

We Traditionalists Need to Repent to the LGBTQ Community

I would like conservative Christians reading this to better understand the larger picture from the perspective of people who have been harmed, and to consider for themselves personally and in their own churches how they may have been complicit in that harm, so that we can have more authentic and loving relationships with our neighbors.

Are Kinship and Marriage Synonymous?

Review: Modern Kinship: A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage, by David and Constantino Khalaf (Westminster John Knox Press. Pp. 232. $16) By Victor Lee Austin The Khalafs are a norm-busting, deeply traditional married couple. They have a common surname (i... Read More...

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.