The Primus’s Radio Interview about the Columba Declaration

It is incomprehensible to me that the Church of England establishment, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, can have claimed in the English Synod yesterday that the Scottish Episopal Church is “content” with the Columba Declaration and sees it as a positive move forward when the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church is describing it as “improper”, causing distress to the Scottish Episcopal Church, says it is not the way we do things in the Anglican Communion and talks of is as an example of the Church of England trying to exercise jurisdiction in Scotland.

Here’s his radio interview today – well worth a listen.

Can anyone explain what the Archbishop of Canterbury meant yesterday? I’m struggling to see the truth shining through his words – can anyone help me?

HIV and AIDS in Scotland in 2014

Check this video:

marion chatterley from Kelvin Holdsworth on Vimeo.

It is World AIDS Day next week. To mark that date this year, I’ve recorded a number of conversations with Marion Chatterley in connection with her work as Chaplain to people with HIV and Hep C in Scotland.

Here are some of the things that Marion and I touched on this conversation:

  • Does it matter if you become HIV+ when they’ve got medicines that can keep it under control?
  • What stigma means in Scotland today
  • How young gay men are putting themselves at unnecessary risk
  • Dating apps
  • Why the church needs to talk about healthy relationships

There will be more later in the week. Comments and questions welcome below.