Kevin and I discuss all the latest goings on in Australia.
The Anglican Diocese of North West Australia has just held it’s biennial synod at which the following motions were passed. Motion 2. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa and New Zealand Moved Revd Brian Fyffe, seconded Revd Frank Nicol. That, in view of the recent decision by the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia […]
Melbourne diocese’s upcoming synod has a motion seeking to ban all reparative therapy for people experiencing same-sex attraction; the so-called “gay conversion therapy”. Here’s the full text of the motion: 21 Conversion Therapy That Synod a) acknowledges that all people are made in the image of God, regardless of sexuality or gender identity b) endorses […]
In a move that can only be seen as open defiance against their diocesan bishop, the Primate of Australia Archbishop Philip Freier, liberals in Melbourne have put up a motion for their October synod seeking blessings of same-sex relationships. The wording of the motion is as follows: 10 Form of Blessing for Civil Marriages That […]
The Diocese of Brisbane’s 2018 Synod will be held 5-7 October and their business paper [pdf] has been published. Of particular interest is motion 15. 15. Civil Marriage & Blessings The Very Rev’d Peter Catt to move; tba seconding: “That this Synod: notes that it has previously supported and encouraged the Social Responsibilities Committee in the […]
The AGM of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans Australia has been held during the Anglican Future Conference in Melbourne. The meeting agreed to change the public name and title to “GAFCON Australia” in order to match similar decisions in other provinces. The Chairman, Bishop Richard Condie of Tasmania, also reported on the “offering of assistance […]
Australia’s Anglican Future Conference has opened in Melbourne with a theme of “Grace and Truth in Uncertain Times”. SydneyAnglicans.net has a great summary The opening of the Anglican Future Conference in Melbourne has begun with a stirring call for Christian leaders to defy secular stereotypes of the church as a dying force. That opening call came […]
Yes, you read that headline correctly. I don’t believe in Freedom of Religion laws. I think they’re unhelpful and they actually undermine what we’re trying to achieve. However, before you get anxious that I’m somehow giving the game away let me explain… First, a video. Here’s one of my absolute favourite sequences from The West […]
At the end of GAFCON I sat down with Archbishop Foley Beach of the ACNA, newly-elected Chairman of the GAFCON Primates’ Council. We talked about how he became a Christian, his story in ministry, fashions of Synod and so much more! Massive thanks to our friends at Anglican TV for making this happen.
In an opinion piece published in the Brisbane Times the Dean of Brisbane, Peter Catt, is the latest senior Anglican clergyman to openly challenge the Anglican Church of Australia’s position on marriage. His piece is interesting in that it lays down an implicit challenge to those who would oppose him: The form of blessing we have […]