Hyssop for Barnaby?

Barnaby Joyce, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, is in a mess. In case you’ve been living under a rock over the past few days here’s the brief run-down of what’s been going on: It’s been revealed that he has been conducting an extra-marital affair with a woman who was a political staffer. The affair has led […]

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Appellate Tribunal Discontinues ACNA Reference after “Mediated Conversation”

The Registrar of the Appellate Tribunal has written to all Diocesan Bishop, Administrators and Chancellors to report that the Primate’s previous referral of Bishops Davies, Condie and Nelson for their attendance at the ACNA consecration has now been discontinued. We had reported previously on the referral, and particularly on the timing immediately prior to General […]

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Bishop of the Riverina to Resign

The bishop of Riverina, Rob Gillion, has announced his intention to resign his position in August. In a pastoral letter to his diocese (embedded below), Bishop Rob states, Serving as your bishop has been a most fulfilling ministry. I have no regrets about accepting the call to serve as your Bishop. It has been challenging and […]

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Interview with Richard Chin (CMS Summer School)

davidould.net is, once again, attending the CMS (Church Missionary Society) Summer School. The main session speaker this year is Richard Chin of AFES. We sat down together to chat about Summer School, his ministry to students, the book of Colossians that’s he’s teaching on at Summer School, and the experience of losing his first wife […]

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Archbishop of Melbourne calls for “intentional conversations” over changes in marriage law

Over the past few days a number of clergy from Melbourne have contacted davidould.net over an ad clerum that Archbishop Philip Freier (who also serves as Primate of Australia) has issued. Various degrees of concern have been expressed over Freier’s call for “a respectful conversation about how the Church ministers in the tension between the changes […]

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