FCA NZ “Remaining Faithful to the Gospel” as national church accepts same-sex marriage

The NZ branch of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans has issued a clear response to the national church’s move to have blessings of same-sex unions. After working through a timeline to the current position, they propose an extra-provincial diocese for disaffected but loyal Anglicans in order to “allow faithful Anglicans to remain faithfully Anglican” and […]

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Trust Me, I’m a Doctor

According to an annual survey produced by Roy Morgan, doctors are one of the most trusted professions out there. They certainly make ministers of religion pale in comparison. I reckon this is right. I put my life into my doctor’s hands. If I didn’t trust him I’d go somewhere else. It’s even more pronounced when you […]

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Potential Candidates for Bishop of Newcastle

davidould.net has learned that there are at least three potential candidates for the position of Bishop of Newcastle (the position being vacant since the early retirement of Bishop Greg Thompson). Readers will be seeking some analysis of the candidates. While, no doubt, in days to come various comments will be made we make the following […]

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Bishop of Bendigo Defends His Statements on Marriage

The Bishop of Bendigo, Andrew Curnow, has used his “The Bishop Writes” column in the October/November edition of the diocese’s monthly newspaper “The Spirit” [pdf] to defend his comments last month about the current national debate on marriage redefinition. Readers of davidould.net will be interested to learn that this website is named in Bishop Curnow’s comments. […]

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Perth Synod meets amid “great discontent bordering on anger”

The synod of the diocese of Perth has met this last weekend at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School with an overall mood which one correspondent described to davidould.net as “great discontent bordering on anger”. The synod, presided over by current administrator Bishop Kate Wilmot, was a fractious affair dominated by a number of contentious issues. […]

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Archbishop Glenn Davies delivers “Mission Focused” Presidential Address

Archbishop Glenn Davies has given the opening presidential address at the 2017 Sydney Synod, delivering what has been described to davidould.net as a “mission focused” talk. He began by reflecting on the bringing of the gospel to the original inhabitants of Australia. Commenting on European settlement, Davies observed, While we have much to regret in […]

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Anglican Primates’ Meeting Abandons the Scottish Faithful

The Anglican Primates’ 2017 meeting which has just closed in Canterbury has ended with the issuing of a communiqué which has effectively abandoned those orthodox parishes who are now disenfranchised by the Scottish Episcopal Church’s change in marriage canons. The meeting, which began on Monday with the notable absence of a number of the GAFCON […]

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Brisbane Synod refuses to affirm doctrine of marriage

In stark contrast to the national General Synod held earlier this month in Maroochydore, the synod of the diocese of Brisbane (“Southern Queensland”) has refused to uphold the biblical doctrine of marriage. The original motion (#5 on the business paper [pdf]) was a very simple: “That in the view of the impending plebiscite regarding possible significant […]

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Bishop Curnow of Bendigo supports changing Christian view of Marriage and Euthanasia

The retiring bishop of Bendigo, Andrew Curnow, has used one of his very last columns in the diocesan newspaper “Spirit” to come out in support of both marriage redefinition and upcoming legislation in Victoria for euthanasia. Sources tell davidould.net that his remarks in the September 2017 issue have left many in the diocese “not happy and very disappointed”. The […]

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Lateline 11 September 2017

You can watch the video of last night’s “religious leaders” discussion on ABC Lateline here. Also check out Michael Jensen on the Drum earlier the same evening. http://media.blubrry.com/neutralbayang/p/mpegmedia.abc.net.au/news/lateline/video/201709/LATs_Panel_1109_512k.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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