Why You Can Say Yes to the Bible and Yes to People Who Are LGBTQI+, Richardson Jones Press, 2023 This is a very significant book. It has been written by the biblical studies tutor at Northern Baptist College. It has… Read More »Book Review – Jonathan Tallon, Affirmative;
A couple of weeks ago I commented on a thread on Facebook touching on the proposed changes in the Baptist Union’s Ministerial Recognition Rules (“MRR”). I was commenting from the perspective of someone who opposes the change. After the discussion… Read More »7 Reasons to Oppose the Change in MRR
The Issue The Baptist Union has circulated a survey about sexuality: The specific issue under discussion is as follows: Our current Ministerial Recognition Rules for Accredited Ministers are clear that any sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage is deemed gross… Read More »Homosexuality and Christian Ministers
Much has, and will no doubt also be written, in contribution to the debate on human sexuality and how this relates to the Baptist Together family. This short paper is merely an attempt to show that the traditional view of… Read More »Contribution to the debate about human sexuality in the Baptist Union
Language is powerful. Our intentional choice of words and their combination can simultaneously give insight into our view points and influence the points of view of others. At times language choice has changed over time to try and put across… Read More »The Power and Use of Language (Part 1): I am an affirming Baptist
It seems to me that there are three main positions in the debate about the acceptability of homosexual relationships in the light of the Bible: The traditional view which recognises and accepts that the Bible does not approve of homosexual… Read More »Can Evangelicals be Affirming?