“Troublesome Priest” interview 1 – Asylum Seekers

A while ago I was interviewed for an documentary (“The Troublesome Priest”) about Ven. Rod Bower, Rector of Gosford Anglican and now Archdeacon of the Central Coast, by documentary maker Kaye Harrison (Bunya Treehouse for ABC Compass). While my interview ended up not being used in the film (at the time of the interview the focus of […]

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Grace and Mercy, even in Manchester

I spent the first five years of my life in a commuter village outside Manchester. It’s horrible to see today’s news of an outrageous terrorist attack in that great city. And it is outrageous. As with other nations, the U.K. has seen terrorist attacks before but there is something particularly evil about a suicide bomber […]

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Tonight’s “The Drum” on the place of Christians in public debate. And more Trump

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NSW Abortion Legislation – A Letter to my MP

A couple of piece of legislation are before the NSW Parliament’s upper house (the Legislative Council) that seek to vastly loosen the current restrictions on abortion and to proscribe various forms of protest against abortion. The Roman Catholics, who are always excellent on this issue, have a great summary of the situation: The first of these […]

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GAFCON Primates’ Communiqué April 2017

From gafcon.org, the latest Primates’ Communiqué. Of particular interest will be further information about GAFCON 2018 in Jerusalem and some further discussion surrounding support in the form of a “Missionary Bishop” for disenfranchised Anglicans in Scotland and England. There is also a response from GAFCON UK which states “we warmly welcome the decision of the Primates […]

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Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans Australia announces 2018 Conference

FCA Australia have announced a 2018 conference. EFAC Australia and FCA Australia will again partner to hold a second Anglican Future Conference in Melbourne in September 2018. Anglican Future Conference 2018 will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) from Thursday evening 6th September till lunchtime on Sunday 9th September. The partner […]

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Australian Bishops’ Meeting, March 2017

The bishops of the Anglican Church of Australia have met this week as they do every year. Not much to report but the following big ticket items should be noted: Some time was spent looking at the Royal Commission (into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse of Children) and it’s impact upon the Anglican Church. The […]

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Newcastle Bishop Greg Thompson “won’t be returning to ministry”

The Diocese of Newcastle has just issued the following statement announcing the retirement of Diocesan Bishop Greg Thompson. [scribd id=342019817 key=key-BrMxy4gXKuS97b3FFE5I mode=scroll] No doubt in weeks to come there will be renewed discussion about Thompson’s legacy but now is a time to pray for him, his family, and the entire diocese of Newcastle.

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