Theology For All Event 2012

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: What are Christians to make of it?

Many Christians in Britain today are unsure what to make of the fierce debate over same-sex marriage.  They are often more unsure about how to meaningfully answer the questions that people around them are asking.  Are traditionalists simply clinging to an understanding of marriage that Britain no longer needs nor believes in?  Or are there profound issues at stake that the reformers are ignorant of?  What beliefs about sex, identity and marriage are different sides of the debate depending on?  How can Christians make their vision for marriage intelligible to secular thinkers?  What case do we have to make?

On 29th October 2012 Theology For All together with KLICE (Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics) hosted an event on the topic of same-sex marriage with guest speaker Rev Dr Sean Doherty.

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Interview with Sean Doherty

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1. Theology

What is sexuality?

The Bible and Christian tradition

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2. Today

Sean's story

Pastoral care

The political question today

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Q & A with Sean Doherty and Jonathan Chaplin (Director of KLICE)

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Revd Dr Sean Doherty is Tutor in Ethics at St Mellitus College and St Paul’s Theological Centre in London, and Associate Minister at St Francis Community Church in an inner-city housing estate. He has recently completed a doctorate on economic ethics at Oxford and is a member of the Grove Ethics group. He is the author of Foundations for Medical Ethics.