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"If one imagines for a moment that Bishop Bell were one's own father, the point is clearly made. If a system is not good enough for our own fathers, then it is not good enough for anyone." (para. 46, p. 12, Bishop George Bell Independent Review).
Can the Church of England still afford nuance or ambiguity? Some final thoughts on Sir Philip Mawer's Sheffield review
Complex issues face the Church of England. For example, will traditionalist organisations be able to tell at what point a person's valid ordination either evaporates or crystallizes in the process of gender transition? Do they 'lose' it the moment they become female, or gain it at the moment they become male?
Consciences, Convictions and Consequences: A Brief Response to the Review of the Nomination to the See of Sheffield
The report reveals how far the centre of gravity in the Church of England has drifted from the general public and contemporary culture.