It’s been talked about a lot and finally it’s here! The end of March 2015 will see the first Australian Anglican Future Conference, following up from the 2013 GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference).

There’s a great lineup of speakers, both local and from overseas. Perhaps the most exciting name to announce is Rev. Dr. Ashley Null.

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Rev’d Canon Dr Ashley Null is an internationally respected scholar on the grace and gratitude theology of the English Reformation. Holding research degrees from Yale and the University of Cambridge, Ashley has received numerous awards for his work. In addition to his scholarly activities, Ashley is an ordained Episcopal priest, Canon Theologian of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas, Theological Advisor to the ACNA Diocese of the Carolinas and Senior Fellow of the Ridley Institute of St. Andrew’s, South Carolina. Ashley serves as a chaplain to elite athletes and coaches, he is the author of Real Joy: Freedom to be Your Best (Haennsler, 2004) and served for six years as chairman of the Major Event Chaplaincy Commission. Ashley is a three-time Olympic chaplain, most recently at London 2012. Dr. Null is also the author of Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance and is currently working on a critical edition of Cranmer’s “Great Commonplaces”.

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Primate of Kenya and chair of the GAFCON movement, will be speaking as will former and current Archbishops of Sydney Peter Jensen and Glenn Davies.

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Philip Freier, Primate of Australia and Archbishop of Melbourne, has been invited to address the opening plenary session on the topic of “our Anglican Future: Our Hope in Christ.” It will be fascinating to see what he has to say. And how he will be received.

The evening of the second day will see the official launch of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA) Australia.

The co-sponsorship by EFAC (Evangelical Fellowship of the Anglican Communion) Australia represents what must be both the largest and most comprehensive gathering of orthodox Anglicans in Australia.

I’m all booked in. How about you?

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