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The courage to be Baptist: a statement on Baptist ecclesiology and human sexuality

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Beth Allison-Glenny, Andy Goodliff, Ruth Gouldbourne, Steve Holmes, David Kerrigan, Glen Marshall, Simon Woodman

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This is a call to Baptist churches to face their present disagreements over same-sex marriage by being faithful to a Baptist way of being church. Baptists believe that each local church must discern Christ's call. Baptists also believe that local churches have a duty to associate together, and should support each other in this work of discerning Christ's call. This involves listening to one another when they differ.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-10
Number of pages9
JournalBaptist Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - 3 Jan 2017

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  • Sexuality, Baptist, Ecclesiology, Declaration of Principle, Congregationalism

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