Diocese of Wangaratta pushes ahead with Same-Sex Blessings

The Diocese of Wangaratta, at it’s recent synod, passed the following motion, That this Synod: a) acknowledges the widespread national and local support for the recent changes to Australian marriage laws, to include same-sex couples b) commends the pastoral value of the Bishop authorising a Form of Blessing for optional use in the Diocese of […]

Read More

Which is the Real Josiah Fearon?

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, formerly resident in Nigeria, is the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Office. The Anglican Communion News Service has published a number of pieces in recent days clearly seeking to undermine the momentum that the GAFCON movement is gaining in the lead up to last week’s successful conference here in Jerusalem. Under […]

Read More

Shabat Shalom, but no grace

Shabbat (the Sabbath) is a fascinating time to be in Jerusalem. The whole city comes to a virtual stop. The public transport is literally stopped and the roads are fairly empty. People greet each other with “shabbat shalom”; a wish for a peaceful Sabbath. More importantly, many many Jews work hard at doing no work […]

Read More

GAFCON Day 5 – A Mature Body

GAFCON Day 5 is well over but it’s abundantly clear that the GAFCON movement is anything but done. The statement, a “Letter to the Churches” read to the conference in the first morning session, is another substantial contribution to the life of the Anglican Communion and one which sets a clear agenda of Global mission […]

Read More

GAFCON Day 3 – Contending for the Gospel

Wednesday in Jerusalem has seen an increased awareness of questions surrounding how people contend for the gospel and even what gospel they’re contending for. These questions are being answered both inside the convention centre but also far away. Here’s a great summary from GAFCON of the day’s events. The morning’s exposition by Bishop Tito Zavala […]

Read More

GAFCON Day One – Clarity on the Gospel

The sun is setting on a wonderful first day of #GAFCON2018 here in Jerusalem. I’ve spent much of the day helping with the livestreamĀ and in the main auditorium there’s been lots happening that’s encouraged many of the delegates. There’s almost 2,000 here from right across the Anglican Communion and it’s been a really great start […]

Read More