Controversial Chapel Invitation Brings Tensions to Wycliffe Hall Oxford

fWycliffe Hall  is one of the Church of England’s most prestigious theological colleges, being one of Oxford University’s many colleges. Long respected as an evangelical institution, it has had a number of difficulties since the principalship of Alister McGrath and the current principal, Michael Lloyd, is seen by many as a safe pair of hands. But […]

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New Diocese of Gippsland Appointment Raises Fresh Concerns About Application of Australian Bishops’ Protocol

Long-time readers will remember we reported back in 2012 on the appointment of Rev. David Head in the Australian Diocese of Gippsland. The appointment caused controversy at the time since Rev. Head was known to be living in a long-term homosexual relationship and a picture of he and his partner was published in the Diocesan […]

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Wesley Hill: “Washed and Waiting”

A few years ago I received a review copy of an interesting new book, “Washed and Waiting”, by Wesley Hill. In it he described his own self-realisation of homosexual attraction, his grappling with those deep-set emotions, his observations on the church environment he was in and, most wonderfully, his desire to live a godly chaste […]

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Perth Synod – What to (Not) Expect

The Anglican Archdiocese of Perth meets in synod this coming weekend. After last year’s drama, interested observers might have expected more to be pushed on the issue of same-sex relationships. The reality, I’m told by sources in Perth, is that the revisionists have recognised that they’re going to get nowhere at the moment with Archbishop […]

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Sexual Immorality is Rejection of Jesus

One of the arguments being propounded by those who seek to defend Tory Baucum’s “peacemaking/reconciliation” movement towards Shannon Johnston is that there is a clear distinction between false teaching about Jesus and false teaching about sexual morality. The former, they argue, is heretical and brands someone as an enemy of the gospel, the latter is […]

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