Take the Long View

So Australia has yet another new Prime Minister. It seems that no sooner have we settled into getting used to one leader of the country then we get a new one. Here’s the BBC’s attempt to set out the timeline… What’s driving all this turnover? If you work your way through the narratives and accounts […]

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ANZAC Day Address 2018 – Greater Love

It was a real privilege this morning to deliver the Bible reading and brief address at the Parramatta Anzac Day service. Here’s what I had to say: Many different cultures explain the death of fallen servicemen and women in various ways. For some it is the language is of honour. For others it’s duty. But […]

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Let God Be True – Lessons from the Folau Fallout

Israel Folau, former-Mormon and now converted Christian (oh, and Australia rugby international), has got into a bit of a ruck. Qantas is considering pulling sponsorship of the Wallabies if further homophobic statements are made by Israel Folau or other players. The highest profile rugby player in the country has come under immense criticism after saying […]

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Archbishop of Sydney’s Easter 2018 Message

from SydneyAnglicans.net The leader of Australia’s largest Anglican Diocese, the Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has urged Christians to be talk about their faith, especially at Easter. Dr Davies said free speech about faith and spirituality has always been difficult. “These days there is a lot of talk about free speech – are we […]

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A New Ministry in 2018

A bit of personal news from the Oulds. I’ve accepted an invitation for 2018 to join the staff at St John’s Cathedral, Parramatta, as Senior Associate Minister. Here’s the announcement that Senior Minister Bruce Morrison made today at the services: Announcement regarding the appointment of Rev. David Ould to the Parish of Parramatta Date:   Sunday […]

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GAFCON Jerusalem 2018

GAFCON have announced details of their 2018 Conference. Introduction It is our great pleasure to announce that the dates for the next GAFCON Conference, to be held in Jerusalem will be: Sunday 17 to Friday 22nd June 2018. Jerusalem has a special place in the hearts of the GAFCON movement as it was the location […]

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Review: Ideas that Changed the World

It can’t have failed to get your notice that this year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of what is widely considered to be the beginning of the Reformation (with every respect to Wyclif, Hus, Zwingli etc.); the nailing of Luther’s 95 Theses to the door of the church at Wittenburg. The question for many churches […]

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