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Professor Helen King on Living in Love & Faith, and same sex relationships. - The God Cast Interview

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Helen King is a British classical scholar and advocate for the medical humanities. She is Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at the Open University. She was previously Professor of the History of Classical Medicine and Head of the Department of Classics at the University of Reading. King was a member of the General Synod of the Church of England from 1985 to 1993 and from 2021 to 2026.As part of the 'Historical' thematic working group, she contributed to the Church's 2020 teaching document on human sexuality. She supports same-sex marriage. She has also spoken about the history of Christianity in a podcast for the Historical Association. Fr Alex Frost is the vicar of St Matthew’s the Apostle, Burnley. He is a vocal advocate for his local community and all who are suffering the effects of austerity. He is also the host of The God Cast, a podcast devoted to issues of faith and spirituality. Fr Alex made headlines when he featured in a 2021 BBC documentary The Cost of Covid – One Year On, which has been viewed over 12 million times since it was aired. Running a food bank from a car park in Burnley, helping the desperate amid his flock as the pandemic raged, Fr Alex’s down-to-earth style of ministry struck a chord with people of all faiths, cultures and classes across the UK in a time when the divide between rich and poor widens cataclysmically. The Church of England priest, who sports tattoos of his favourite band Depeche Mode, has become the last bastion of support for many in the aftermath of austerity measures, Government cuts and Covid 19 upon a community already ravaged by poverty, addiction and neglect.

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Helen King is a British classical scholar and advocate for the medical humanities. She is Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at the Open University. She was previously Professor of the History of Classical Medicine and Head of the Department of Classics at the University of Reading. King was a member of the General Synod of the Church of England from 1985 to 1993 and from 2021 to 2026.As part of the 'Historical' thematic working group, she contributed to the Church's 2020 teaching document on human sexuality. She supports same-sex marriage. She has also spoken about the history of Christianity in a podcast for the Historical Association. Fr Alex Frost is the vicar of St Matthew’s the Apostle, Burnley. He is a vocal advocate for his local community and all who are suffering the effects of austerity. He is also the host of The God Cast, a podcast devoted to issues of faith and spirituality. Fr Alex made headlines when he featured in a 2021 BBC documentary The Cost of Covid – One Year On, which has been viewed over 12 million times since it was aired. Running a food bank from a car park in Burnley, helping the desperate amid his flock as the pandemic raged, Fr Alex’s down-to-earth style of ministry struck a chord with people of all faiths, cultures and classes across the UK in a time when the divide between rich and poor widens cataclysmically. The Church of England priest, who sports tattoos of his favourite band Depeche Mode, has become the last bastion of support for many in the aftermath of austerity measures, Government cuts and Covid 19 upon a community already ravaged by poverty, addiction and neglect.

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