Vicky Beeching's decision to come out publicly as a lesbian is so important because she is such a prominent figure in evangelical circles. As I mentioned on this blog yesterday (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/20744), there is good evidence that the news has given many other gay Christians the confidence to come out.
It’s five days since top Christian singer Vicky Beeching came out as gay. Evangelical Christianity in Britain is still shaking with the impact of this earthquake, whose effects will be felt for years and probably decades.
New York Times bestselling author and commentator on faith and politics Jim Wallis is currently visiting Britain and Ireland for a range of speaking events following the launch of his book, On God's Side (Lion Hudson) - which discusses what religion forgets and politics hasn't learned about 'serving the common good'.
Ekklesia's co-director Jonathan Bartley appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Beyond Belief' programme on Monday 25 March 2013, discussing the history, nature and challenges of (and to) evangelicalism within Christianity.
Evangelical Alliance general director Steve Clifford has criticised the influential evangelical leader Steve Chalke for changing his stance on homosexuality. UK-based Baptist minister Chalke now believes that the Bible does not rule out faithful, committed same-sex partnerships. While Clifford raises important issues, he is ultimately unconvincing.