Tag Archives: sexuality

Reflection: Why I support Marriage Equality

today silence feels like cowardice. And if me being open about who I am can help even one young person feel better about who they are, then it’s worth it Continue reading

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Prayer of Confession for the Depressed

“Do not fear. I have redeemed you.
I have called you by name. You are mine”. Continue reading

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Prayer of Confession and Lament in Response to the Massacre in Orlando

… without every single one of us your rainbow shines less bright. Continue reading

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Competing Claims for Justice: Sexuality and Race at the Eighth Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, 1997

Basically, I wrote this article as a way of working through my own pain and anger at what happened in 1997. But the fact that it was published in a peer-reviewed journal shows, I hope, that it is also a conscientious piece of historical writing. And so I offer it to anyone interested in sexuality and the Uniting Church. Continue reading

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The Conclusion to my PhD Thesis

Looking back at my thesis, which I wrote in 2003, I wonder if my conclusions were accurate. Ten years’ on, what do other people think? Conclusion The (homo)sexuality debate in the Uniting Church in Australia began before the Church was … Continue reading

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The Uniting Church discusses sexuality

Recently, in the course of a conversation on Facebook, someone suggested that the Uniting Church hadn’t done any biblical and theological reflection before accepting that presbyteries can ordain people in same-sex relationships. My experience as an historian is that the … Continue reading

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