General Synod Day 1- A Quest for Unity?

Today was the first full day of business for the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia meeting in the grounds of St Peter’s College, Adelaide. The morning had a bunch of procedural business but the first real point of interest was the outgoing Primate, Philip Aspinall’s, presidential address. The speech sought to encompass the […]

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Australian General Synod - An uneasy détente?

It's been quite a while since the General Synod closed and I've had some time to reflect upon my overall impressions of the week. Much has been written by others, not least on the sydneyanglicans website. This Synod was, in the view of  Bishop Rob Forsyth, the best meeting of recent time What made it like […]

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Australian Anglican Church General Synod

Today marks the start of the Australian Church's 15th General Synod. I'm one of the Sydney reps. Since Qantas decided to cancel my flight and make me wait an extra half hour, let me fill you in on all the excitement we can expect. Today's business [pdf] includes the Presidential Address by the Primate, Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop […]

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Fulcrum Ditch “Fellow” Evangelicals, but Issue a Minority Report

Perhaps the most intriguing party in the ongoing bun fight in the CofE over Women Bishops are Fulcrum, who describe themselves as “Renewing the Evangelical Centre” while, it seems, consistently opposing positions that evangelicals have historically held. If they represent the “evangelical centre” of England then that centre is currently situated somewhere in the Bermuda […]

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