Day 2 of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia has closed with a mixed bag of events and promise of some interesting times ahead. After opening with Morning Prayer and a Bible Study looking at Isaiah 40, Synod got to business passing a number of bills that deal with more matters surrounding […]
As the first day of the Australian General Synod draws to a close delegates have spent much of their time thinking about some of the tragic lapses of the past and putting their mind to rectifying matters in the future. The President’s address (given by the Primate) began the theme of retrospection as he asked […]
Archbishop Philip Freier’s opening address at the Australian Anglican General Synod has stressed the theme of lament, acknowledging “the pain and shame of our history” while steering well clear of speaking to the most contentious issues facing the gathered room – a number of referrals to the Appellate Tribunal of conservative bishops and dioceses. Freier […]
In a move that will clearly exacerbate tensions in the Anglican Church of Australia, the Primate (Archbishop Philip Freier) has referred to the Appellate Tribunal a number of questions concerning the recent attendance by Archbishop Glenn Davies of Sydney and Bishop Richard Condie of Tasmania at the recent ACNA consecration. Bishop Gary Nelson, of North […]
One of the central mantras of the campaign to redefine marriage is that it’s all about “equality”. We hear the language of “equal marriage”, “marriage equality” and even the claim that homosexuals are, somehow, “second-class citizens”. What are we to make of this claim? I think the key is to establish quite what proponents have […]
Kay Goldsworthy has been elected as the 8th Archbishop of Perth, and the first woman to take on such a role as Metropolitan in Australia. The announcement was made by the Diocese of Perth earlier today: Goldsworthy was one of the frontrunners for the position. When we reported on her appointment to Gippsland in 2014 […]
Here also the letter: And the Sydney Diocese website on marriage.
We’ve been at it again. Here’s the latest Thinking Aloud from Brett, Kamal, (sadly this time no) Kate and myself as we discuss Kamal’s recent visit to a theological conference and my recent thinking about 2Peter 3:9.
Well it’s been a massive week, and I suspect we’re due for another one too. As the ABC kicked off their reporting on domestic abuse in the churches we’ve had claim and counter-claim all over our media, from Auntie to the Australian. I won’t rehearse here much of what has been said since I think […]
A bit of personal news from the Oulds. I’ve accepted an invitation for 2018 to join the staff at St John’s Cathedral, Parramatta, as Senior Associate Minister. Here’s the announcement that Senior Minister Bruce Morrison made today at the services: Announcement regarding the appointment of Rev. David Ould to the Parish of Parramatta Date: Sunday […]