Some First Thoughts on the Marriage Survey

Well, Australia has voted “yes” in the much-debated Postal Survey on marriage. As I write this the Prime Minister is addressing a press conference speaking about an “overwhelming”, “emphatic” and “unequivocal” decision. The actual result was 61.6% in favour on a turnout of 79.5% (12,727,920 people voted). So let’s be clear on a few things: […]

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Perth Synod meets amid “great discontent bordering on anger”

The synod of the diocese of Perth has met this last weekend at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School with an overall mood which one correspondent described to davidould.net as “great discontent bordering on anger”. The synod, presided over by current administrator Bishop Kate Wilmot, was a fractious affair dominated by a number of contentious issues. […]

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Anglican Primates’ Meeting Abandons the Scottish Faithful

The Anglican Primates’ 2017 meeting which has just closed in Canterbury has ended with the issuing of a communiqué which has effectively abandoned those orthodox parishes who are now disenfranchised by the Scottish Episcopal Church’s change in marriage canons. The meeting, which began on Monday with the notable absence of a number of the GAFCON […]

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Not All Equality is Equal

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 […]

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The Anglican rule of faith: Canon Law or Scripture?

The Ven. Dr. John Davis, Archdeacon in Wangaratta (although not listed on their website’s “leadership” page) has penned an initial response to the letters of Bishop Condie and Archbishop Davies. Davis’ response, which can be found on his public Facebook page (full text below), takes issue with the bishops’ decision on a number of points. His […]

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GAFCON Announce New Missionary Bishop for Europe

GAFCON have officially announced their intention to consecrate a missionary bishop for Europe at a press conference deliberately placed to juxtapose with the Scottish Episcopal Church’s vote to change the definition of marriage. The full statement, given by Archbishop Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), is available on the GAFCON website […]

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Logos Bible Software – Review

I first encountered what is today known as Logos Bible Software when over 10 years ago I purchased a CD-Rom (remember them?) containing the then Libronix library system and a copy of the Word Biblical Commentary. It was a useful piece of software, allowing quick research and facilitating cross-referencing through a set of internal hyperlinks. At […]

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