Stretching the Limits of Diversity? Melbourne Diocese has Denier of Christ’s Resurrection as Speaker at Ministry Conference

Melbourne Diocese has always been a genuine smorgasbord of theological perspectives. Conservatives minister in parishes that neighbour with liberal ministers or those openly living in same-sex relationships. As a result there have always been some tensions. The Diocese of Melbourne has been affected by issues that have been debated in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The theological diversity […]

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Andrew Carey on Bishop Alan Wilson’s backpedaling

This is from yesterday’s Church of England Newspaper. “This week on Twitter…” I think he’s referring to this… @turnbullteacher @davidould of course not. But dead hypocritical Pharisaism is poor alternative — Alan Wilson (@alantlwilson) March 2, 2014 The whole thread is well worth reading as Wilson tries to avoid fully owning his words. also got a […]

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Putin, the Anglican

from the BBC For his part, President Putin said US-Russian “relations should not be sacrificed due to disagreements over individual, albeit extremely significant, international problems,” the Kremlin said. Right out of the playbook. Yes we have our issues, but we’re really all still friends. Think about it for a minute. If only Obama and the […]

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Why All the Fuss? or “Principles of Protest”

I thought it helpful just to stop and outline my motivation in writing about the current tensions in the Anglican Church in Australia and wider abroad. At times it can look like those of us who speak up are just unhelpful destroyers of unity. So, in response, a few basic principles that are currently guiding […]

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Rev. Rod Bower of Gosford: Jesus didn’t die for our sins and atheists can be “kingdom people”

You’ve got to give it to Rev. Rod Bower, Rector of Gosford Anglican and denier of heaven and hell, he’s not shy about saying what he believes (or, more accurately, doesn’t believe). So, for example, there’s this page on his blog entitled “Jesus came to show us the “Kingdom” not to die for our sins!” […]

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Hypocrisy – An Anglican Primer

Helpful material from Justin Taylor at TGC Boston College philosopher Peter Kreeft: The common, modern misunderstanding of hypocrisy [is] not practicing what you preach. . . . Actually, we have misdefined “hypocrisy.” Hypocrisy is not the failure to practice what you preach but the failure to believe it. Hypocrisy is propaganda. The great art critic William […]

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How to Speak Postmodernism – A Guide for all Theological Liberals

This is just brilliant. The observations are utterly familiar for anyone who has ever dealt with theological liberals. Funny that. At some point someone may actually ask you what you’re talking about. This risk faces all those who would speak postmodern and must be carefully avoided. You must always give the questioner the impression that […]

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