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Why listening?

Jesus says: “Let those who have ears, let them hear”
 
As we live out our faith and put our beliefs into practice we are called to be a people who listen to Christ.
 
As Baptist churches we believe that the appropriate place for discerning that is the local church, but we also commit to being with one another on the way, not always agreeing, but considering seriously the way others have discerned what Scripture says and heard the Spirit at work. Our constant discerning of what Jesus wants us to be and do in church life means that it is rooted in and reflective of our contexts, but this means that we also need to hold our local understanding with humility, as a gathered piece of wisdom on the way that is appropriate for this time and place, but one which may need revision and change as we hear from others.

We know that even suggesting that human sexuality should be a conversation is a controversial thing to say. We want to state that whether or not it should be a conversation, it is one that is happening, and so we want to reflect and resource the questions people are asking and offer ways we might discuss this well. So please, we want to keep hearing from you.

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A call to Baptist churches to face our present disagreements over same-sex marriage by being faithful to a Baptist way of being church
A reflection from Baptist minister Steve Latham
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Links to wider theological and pastoral resources that from a variety of authors
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We want to hear from you so we can reflect and resource the questions people are asking
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Listening to others with different views
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Deep listening so that we can respond with care
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Deep listening so that we can respond with care
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Talking Together - discussion process
Responding to the Same Sex Marriage Act
These are the denominational discussions that we have had, and the national decisions we have made and abide by
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Deep listening so that we can respond with care
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These are the denominational discussions that we have had, and the national decisions we have made and abide by
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Deep listening so that we can respond with care
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Listening to others with different views
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We want to hear from you so we can reflect and resource the questions people are asking
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Links to wider theological and pastoral resources that from a variety of authors
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