Theo Hobson Theo Hobson

The problem with a gender-neutral God

Justin Welby at the Church of England's General Synod (Credit: Getty images)

The Church of England will soon launch a commission on the question of gendered language in relation to God. Is this big news? It depends what the commission proposes. Even if it proposes big changes, the synod would have to vote them through. And a two-thirds majority, voting in favour of removing the word ‘father’ from the Lord’s Prayer, seems unlikely.

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