If you are tired of wondering whether there is a simple deadlock over the next ABC, or a complicated one, such as Ruth Gledhill reports (or 'reports', how does she know?), that is, that there is agreement on name number one, +Durham, but disagreement on name number two, then you could return with me to the intriguing flow of posts coming from England which, in a sense, is about another deadlock.
Continuing a series of posts from English evangelicalism, as linked in my posts below, in which an important voice of a celibate person experiencing same sex attractions is heard (Vaughan Roberts), along with a serious, respectful voice of a conservative-on-marriage-itself but pragmatic-on-the-reality-of-gay partnerships within the context of centrist Fulcrum (Matthew Grayshon), we now have a rejoinder from another celibate evangelical experiencing same sex attractions. Meet Sean Doherty, also writing on Fulcrum, who challenges Grayshon's ethic.
It is refreshing to find Christian brothers writing who are open about their sexuality even as they support traditional Christian sexual ethics. For too long it has seemed that the only voices to be heard on the internet were straight Christians insisting on the traditional ethic or gay Christians insisting the traditional ethic is impossible.
However keeping evangelicals grounded is this citric opinion from Andrew Brown who argues that the liberals have won because the churches' wars on sexuality are over (at least in the Normandy landings' sense that WW2 was over on 6 June 1944).
Brown is wrong. He does not know where the church will end on vital issues such as officially accepting and publishing a marriage rite which is gender neutral.