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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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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