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One leap of faith after another

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During Christmas we recall the familiar story of Joseph and a very-pregnant Mary returning to his hometown of Bethlehem, where Mary gives birth to Jesus and ‘laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the upper guest room,’ according to Luke 2:7. The Greek word kataluma, meaning ‘upper room’ or ‘guest room,’ is correctly translated ...

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New anti-gay Church of Scotland group formed

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A new group opposed to gay ordination in the Church of Scotland has been formed on Thursday. The group, which is named Covenant Fellowship, is pressing for what it deems to be a more “Biblical”, traditionalist stance. This follows a majority of the Kirk’s presbyteries voting to support an “overture” granting greater acceptance of gay and lesbian ministers within the Church of ...

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Kirk votes to support gay clergy ordination

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The Church of Scotland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to allow local congregations to choose a minister who is gay and in a civil partnership. The Church’s 46 Scottish presbyteries have been consulted on the matter and have spent the last few months voting on the compromise position put forward by the General Assembly in May. 32 ...

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Edinburgh church confirms support for LGBTI inclusivity

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An Edinburgh congregation has “come out” in support of LGBTI inclusivity. Greyfriars Kirk, situated in Edinburgh’s Old Town, has confirmed it wishes to become an “affirming congregation” within the Church of Scotland. Affirmation Scotland, an organisation within the Church aiming to “affirm the place of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians in The Church of Scotland and the Churches in ...

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Rev David Robertson, my views on LGBTI rights

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Rev David Robertson, recently nominated Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, who for the first time writes to a LGBTI publication,  tells KaleidoScot his views on LGBTI Rights, and says he is not anti-gay. Robertson is the minister of Dundee St Peter’s Free Church and director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, he will take up at the ...

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Affirmation Scotland – seeking to create a more inclusive church

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The Rev Lindsay Biddle is a character more colourful than the rainbow flag. A  writer of hymns, blogs and novels, and a Presbyterian minister, Lindsay has experienced first-hand the humanity-diminishing effects of segregation while growing up in the Southern United States. Now ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA) – which has recently declared its support for same-sex marriage – Lindsay ...

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