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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Bishop McIntyre on ABC Gippsland – have the rules been broken?

John McIntyre, Bishop of Gippsland has granted ABC Gippsland radio an interview. Here’s the full audio. At the time of posting there is no transcript. His tone is somewhat conciliatory but some questions remain and some inconsistencies are obvious. He repeats the “I didn’t ordain him” canard. I’m frankly slightly embarrassed for him on this […]

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non angelus?

For longer than I think I can remember davidould.net has had the sub-title “non angelus, sed anglus“. Let me tell you a story and explain why… Augustine, a Roman Abbot, was sent at the head of a group of 40 monks by Pope Gregory the Great to bring the Bible to England in what is […]

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new website

If you’re reading this then you’ll have noticed (unless you’re on the RSS feed, in which case come and have a look) that the website has a brand new look. After a lot of thinking about it I’ve done a complete overhaul. Not only is the design new but I’ve switched my Content Management System. […]

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