Media Statement by Bishop Thompson Increases Tensions

Bishop Greg Thompson has issued a media statement following on from yesterday’s story: [scribd id=300215696 key=key-AOqCl4CsvHibDlEKlVlK mode=scroll] Some initial reactions: He presents his diocese as having a uniform understanding on matters with no sense by many I’ve spoken to that the statement values or respects the evangelicals or Catholics in his diocese. He conflates the topics […]

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Bishop of Newcastle, Greg Thompson, Openly Brands Sydney Diocese and Archbishop as “Divisive”

In an article, that the more I look at it the more I think is a huge moment in our national church life, the Bishop of Newcastle Greg Thompson has branded both the Diocese of Sydney and its Archbishop Glenn Davies as “divisive”. FRACTURES in the Australian Anglican Church on the issue of gay clergy […]

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Wangaratta Archdeacon Pushes Same-Sex Marriage Agenda. Again.

In yet another move in the Diocese of Wangaratta to push forward the Same-Sex Marriage agenda forward the outspoken Archdeacon Peter Macleod-Miller has invited prominent campaigner Rodney Croome to speak at St Matthew’s Albury as part of their Easter and Lent 2016 lecture series. Last year’s lecture was part of the 9am Eucharist service. The visit was accompanied by […]

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Manchester CofE Church Hosts “Trans Jesus” Play, Bishop is Silent

On Sunday 14 February the parish of St Chrysostom’s in the Diocese of Manchester will host the controversial “Trans Jesus” play “The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven” which portrays Jesus as a transsexual (male to female). The play forms part of Manchester’s “Queer Contact” festival. The play has aroused understandable protest since it’s debut in […]

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Ryan T. Anderson at the Atlantic Conference

Kudos to the Atlantic. In the spirit of genuine liberal thought they invited Ryan T. Anderson (currently, in my opinion, the best exponent and debater we have of marriage issues) to a conference on LGBT issues (“Unfinished Business“). He faced a hostile audience but the host did her level best to have a genuine discussion. Well […]

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New Diocese of Gippsland Appointment Raises Fresh Concerns About Application of Australian Bishops’ Protocol

Long-time readers will remember we reported back in 2012 on the appointment of Rev. David Head in the Australian Diocese of Gippsland. The appointment caused controversy at the time since Rev. Head was known to be living in a long-term homosexual relationship and a picture of he and his partner was published in the Diocesan […]

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40 Questions, but only One Question is Needed

One of the conversations carrying on in the Christian blog world at the moment is the dialogue over Matthew Vine’s “40 questions for Christians who oppose marriage equality“, which itself has flowed from the excellent “40 questions for Christians now waving rainbow flags“. There are a number of great responses to Matthew Vines, but of […]

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