Marriage

A Critique of 'This Holy Estate' | The Anglican Planet
By Ephraim Radner

November 22, 2015



Photo source: Wycliffe College


‘The inescapable impression left by the Report is one of a very local study, informed by very local knowledge, set apart from the breadth of the Church Catholic,’ says Ephraim Radner.


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This Column is Not About Marriage | TexasFlood.ca
By Tim Perry

August 26, 2015



Evangelicals have been writing about marriage for many years. We still are, 10 years after same sex marriages became a legal reality in Canada. Still, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ogberfell decision has once again put marriage on the front burner for evangelicals and other Christians across North America. And we are writing, writing, writing at least with greater ferocity than before. 


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Changing marriage canon would 'abrade ecclesial trust,' ARC warns | Anglican Journal 
By André Forget 

June 29, 2015



Bishop Donald Bolen and Bishop Linda Nicholls, the Roman Catholic 
and Anglican co-chairs of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of 
Canada (ARC). Photo: Salt + Light TV 


In a nine-page contribution submitted to the Anglican Church of Canada’s commission on the marriage canon earlier today, the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada (ARC) warns that changing Canon 21 to allow for same-sex marriages would “weaken the very basis of our existing communion, and weaken the foundations upon which we have sought to build towards fuller ecclesial communion.”


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Gay Conservatism and Straight Liberation | The New York Times Sunday Review
By Ross Douthat

June 26, 2015


BEFORE there was a national debate about same-sex marriage, there was a debate within the gay community about whether it was a worthwhile goal to chase at all. 


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The Bible and same sex relationships: A review article | Redeemer Report
By Tim Keller

June 2015



The relationship of homosexuality to Christianity is one of the main topics of discussion in our culture today. In the fall of last year I wrote a review of books by Wesley Hill and Sam Allberry that take the historic Christian view, in Hill’s words: “that homosexuality was not God’s original creative intention for humanity ... and therefore that homosexual practice goes against God’s express will for all human beings, especially those who trust in Christ.”  


There are a number of other books that take the opposite view, namely that the Bible either allows for or supports same sex relationships. Over the last year or so I (and other pastors at Redeemer) have been regularly asked for responses to their arguments. The two most read volumes taking this position seem to be those by Matthew Vines and Ken Wilson. The review of these two books will be longer than usual because the topic is so contested today and, while I disagree with the authors’ theses, a too-brief review can’t avoid appearing cursory and dismissive. Hence the length. 


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Canadian gvmt intervenes on behalf of Christian law school in religious freedom battle | Lifesitnews.com

May 20, 2015


The Attorney General of Canada has intervened on Trinity Western University’s behalf in its legal dispute with the Law Society of Upper Canada over TWU’s proposed law school.


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Gender Identity Guidelines

Here is a resource that was put out by the Public Health Agency of Canada for teachers to guide students with their gender identity. It is a very one-sided approach supported by LGBTQ activists and advocates of gender fluidity. it is good to be informed about the perspective that dominates public schools in our country. Click the file below to read the document.

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CoGS to convene special session for marriage canon report | Anglican Journal 

By Marites N. Sison and Leigh Anne Williams on May, 03 2015 



Mississauga, Ont. 
Council of General Synod (CoGS) will convene a special session to receive the report of the commission on the marriage canon, which has been mandated to carry out a broad consultation about changing the marriage canon (church law) to allow same-sex marriage. 

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Bishop of ChristChurch Resigns from NZ Gay Marriage Study Group

March 26, 2015

By: Mark Conger

The Bishop of Christchurch, the Rt. Rev. Victoria Matthews, has resigned from the "Way Forward" study group created by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia to implement a resolution regularizing same-sex blessings.

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The Perils of Political Propaganda: Mass Hysteria over Indiana

By Randall Smith


It’s fine for people to express disagreement with the Indiana RFRA—if they know what’s in it. We must not allow ourselves to be manipulated by political propagandists into mob hysteria.

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Marriage for the Common Good 
By James K.A. Smith

Tis the season to make weekend forays to events that will light up Facebook and swamp Instagram with a deluge of sepia photographs. Years of hopes pinned on Pinterest will become a reality as we dance long into the night. 


Nope, it's not Lollapalooza or Bonnaroo. It's your cousin's wedding.



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Invitation for Submissions to the Commission of the Marriage Canon
Anglican Church of Canada

April 28, 2014


In 2013, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada passed a resolution directing the drafting of a motion to change Canon XXI on marriage. This proposed change to church law would “allow the marriage of same-sex couples in the same way as opposite-sex couples, and that this motion should include a conscience clause so that no member of the clergy, bishop, congregation or diocese should be constrained to participate in or authorize such marriages against the dictates of their conscience.”  This motion will be considered by the 2016 General Synod.

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Two African Primates to Respond to Letter on Sexuality - Anglican Journal

By ACNS on February 6, 2014

A second African Primate has issued a response to a recent letter by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York recalling Anglican Communion leaders' "commitment to pastoral care and friendship for all, regardless of sexual orientation".

In his response, the Archbishop of Kenya the Most Revd Eliud Wabukala said, "Christians should always show particular care for those who are vulnerable, but this cannot be separated from the whole fabric of biblical moral teaching in which the nature of marriage and family occupy a central place."

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Commission Reviews Opinions on Same-Sex Marriage | Anglican Journal
By Leigh Anne Williams

November 6, 2014

When the deadline for making submissions to the Commission on the Marriage Canon passed at the end of September, 222 individual Anglicans, two dioceses, seven parishes, one theological college, one ecumenical partner and several Anglican organizations had shared their views about the possibility of altering the marriage canon to allow for same-sex marriages.


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Against Heterosexuality by Michael W. Hannon | Articles | First Things
 

The Pilling Report

The Pilling Report, a Working Group on human sexuality, was published by the Church of England’s House of Bishops on November 28, 2013. Of special interest is the Bishop of Birkenhead’s Dissenting Report which follows the main text. 

Commentary on Pilling Report Responses:
  • An early and thoughtful analysis of the Report came from Fulcrum.

  • Andrew Symes writes in Anglican Mainstream.

  • Andrew Goddard of the Anglican Communion Institute has produced this article on the Report in the Living Church.

  • From Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Primate of Kenya and Chairman of the GAFCON Primates’ Council to the Faithful of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and friends: GAFCON Chairman's Message.

  • GAFCON’s response to the Statement from the Bishops of Canterbury and York.

  • For a more gripping analysis of African bishops and the Pilling Report, see David Virtue’s commentary.