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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FCA NZ “Remaining Faithful to the Gospel” as national church accepts same-sex marriage

The NZ branch of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans has issued a clear response to the national church’s move to have blessings of same-sex unions. After working through a timeline to the current position, they propose an extra-provincial diocese for disaffected but loyal Anglicans in order to “allow faithful Anglicans to remain faithfully Anglican” and […]

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Trust Me, I’m a Doctor

According to an annual survey produced by Roy Morgan, doctors are one of the most trusted professions out there. They certainly make ministers of religion pale in comparison. I reckon this is right. I put my life into my doctor’s hands. If I didn’t trust him I’d go somewhere else. It’s even more pronounced when you […]

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Potential Candidates for Bishop of Newcastle

davidould.net has learned that there are at least three potential candidates for the position of Bishop of Newcastle (the position being vacant since the early retirement of Bishop Greg Thompson). Readers will be seeking some analysis of the candidates. While, no doubt, in days to come various comments will be made we make the following […]

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Bishop of Bendigo Defends His Statements on Marriage

The Bishop of Bendigo, Andrew Curnow, has used his “The Bishop Writes” column in the October/November edition of the diocese’s monthly newspaper “The Spirit” [pdf] to defend his comments last month about the current national debate on marriage redefinition. Readers of davidould.net will be interested to learn that this website is named in Bishop Curnow’s comments. […]

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