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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“The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” tells us far more about ourselves than about Jesus

By now you will have seen something about “the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”. Here’s how the smh reported it, A previously unknown scrap of ancient papyrus written in ancient Egyptian Coptic includes the words “Jesus said to them, my wife,” – a discovery likely to renew a fierce debate in the Christian world over whether Jesus […]

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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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My Submission on Submission

  This is going to be a lengthy one. Pour yourself a long drink and settle down. Another reactionary frenzy of criticism of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney is underway here in Australia, triggered by some minor changes to wedding liturgy. I’ll let the Sydney Morning Herald, that bastion of objective reporting when it comes […]

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The Australian on the Tenor of the “Gay Marriage” Debate

A useful editorial from The Australian (my emphasis),  AMONG its “reasons why marriage equality matters”, the Australian Marriage Equality lobby group lists “growing support in Australia and around the world” – an argument that implies public opinion deserves to be respected. But, unfortunately, the group showed scant respect for the democratic process when it slammed Immigration […]

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