City Bible Forum – Answering Dawkins

Over the last few weeks I’ve presented a talk “Answering Dawkins” at Sydney’s City Bible Forum. It flowed out of the recent ABC Q&A show featuring Richard Dawkins and Cardinal George Pell. Here’s the talk: This is the brief video shown in middle of the talk: image by naderi (DeviantArt) Podcast: Play in new window […]

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If the Slipper Fits…

Australia is lurching headlong into a political scandal of the worst order. The current Speaker of the House of Representatives (the lower house in our bicameral parliamentary system), Peter Slipper [wiki], has temporarily resigned his position as a number of allegations against him are investigated. By all means go and read about them but be warned, […]

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GAFCON Conference Keynote Address

from the GAFCON site, this is the address of the chair, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala of Kenya. The unprecedented challenges to Anglican identity forced upon us by the revisionist scriptural interpretation have in the mercy of God, given us an historic opportunity to rediscover the distinctive reformed catholicity of our Communion as shaped so profoundly by the […]

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Answering Dawkins – Talk at City Bible Forum

Looking forward to giving a talk next week at Sydney City Bible Forum (CBF) on answering the New Atheists (the topic is “Answering Dawkins”) and, in particular, on some alternate responses to what was discussed on last Monday’s Q&A show here in Australia. One of the nice things that CBF are doing is video trailers. Here’s […]

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Doubting Dawkins

Outreach Media have put up a great website in the run-up the Global Atheist Convention soon to be held here in Australia (again). Doubting Dawkins is a very full set of challenges to Richard Dawkins. Far more substantial than the trainwreck that was Cardinal George Pell on ABC’s Q&A last night (but more of that […]

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Australian House of Bishops agree to renewed adherence to Faithfulness in Service?

I’m getting firm indications from a number of sources close to the Australian House of Bishops that the bishops have agreed to clarify the application of Faithfulness in Service for not only initial decisions about ordination but ongoing licensing decisions. This decision comes in the wake of many objections to the appointment as vicar of a […]

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the new Stand Firm

Greg has all the news… And what we’ll be doing is re-launching Stand Firm on Monday, March 19th, as a Christian critique of religion, politics, and culture, mainly in America but with the same eye on the rest of the world we’ve always had. We will not be scaling back our Anglican coverage. That will […]

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Farewell Rowan

What can you say? Over at Stand Firm we’ve opened up a “bloggers’ comments” post. Here’s my initial contribution. Despite all his undeniably admirable personal qualities, Rowan Williams will sadly be remembered as the Archbishop of Canterbury who presided over and contributed to one of the most divisive eras in the history of the Anglican Communion. He […]

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