GAFCON Responds to New ABC

received by email. I welcome the news that Bishop Justin Welby is to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury. I believe that his appointment should give hope to all of us who long to see renewal, reform and genuine unity. Bishop Justin will bring to the Anglican Communion a special combination of gifts and experience. […]

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Fulcrum Statement on Women Bishops (CofE) – Watching Conservatives Getting Pushed off the Cliff

The path to providing for women bishops in the Church of England has been interesting. The proposed legislation had some safeguards for conservatives, albeit in the form of a Code of Practice, not legislated protection. The amendments to clause 5(1)c have served only to dilute those proposed safeguards. As many have pointed out, this simply […]

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Rennis Ponniah installed as Bishop of Singapore

from the Straits Times In a ceremony steeped in tradition, the Anglican Church here received a new head when the Right Reverend Rennis Ponniah was installed as its new bishop on Saturday night. The almost three-hour-long service at St Andrew’s Cathedral was attended by more than 2,500 people, including dignitaries, politicians, leaders of other Christian […]

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new edition of Australian Church Record – Archbishops, Incumbency and Appointments

The new edition of the Australian Church Record is out. [download pdf – full text below]. Lots of great stuff to read and discern, especially for Sydney Diocese readers. The editorial is straight to the point: WHY ARCHBISHOPS MUST LEAD THEOLOGICALLY One of the Abiding memories of Archbishop Peter Jensen when he leaves his archepiscopate will be […]

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Vaughan Roberts, “Same-Sex Attraction – A Battle I Face” – a model of a godly response

In a tremendously brave move Vaughan Roberts, rector of St Ebbe’s, Oxford, and a prominent leader amongst English evangelicals has announced that he experiences same-sex attraction and yet he remains celibate since this is the clear teaching of Scripture. It’s helpful for background to understand that in the Church of England, in which Vaughan is […]

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Peter Jensen on ABC’s Q&A

I had the great privilege and, as it turned out, pleasure, to be in the studio audience for the ABC‘s live panel show Q&A. The panel last night included ArchBishop Peter Jensen who was set against “comedian” Catherine Deveny and a number of other panelists who faded away into relative insignificance given the “dialogue” that would develop (and by […]

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