John Gillibrand's blog

Thinking theologically in a time of viral catastrophe

The crucible of Christian theology is catastrophe. Readers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer know this. However, it is not just a question of one particular theology and one particular theologian.

Equal marriage: time for full acceptance from all churches

Within the Church of England and the Church in Wales, the arguments for accepting equal marriage, and for a commitment to the full equality of LGBT people within the body of Christ, are well known.

Re-thinking power and the Church

“We are the body of Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptised into one body. Let us pursue all that makes for peace and builds up our common life.”

Love in a time of Coronavirus

As the Coronovirus struck, people began to ask themselves what the ‘new normal’ would look like. There is a nostalgia in the question, a longing to return to ‘the normal’, whatever that may be.

Facing the Brexit aporia

Theology’s self-reflection must always be this: what is the specific and distinctive contribution which theology can make to our overall reflection upon matters of public concern?

Anglicanism – the road ahead of us

 I am originally from Manchester. I have been an Anglican priest since 1989, having trained for the ministry at St.