BREAKING: Primate writes to Bishops, criticising Gafcon – “the life of our church is being undermined from within”

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Geoffrey Smith, has written today to his fellow bishops to openly criticise the recent Gafcon announcement of further plans to provide alternative oversight if required. In a strongly worded letter, passed to davidould.net, he describes the action as the opposite of Paul’s injunction in Ephesians 4:3 […]

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Gafcon Australia Announces Plans for Extra-Provincial Diocese

In a key address given tonight to the rearranged Gafcon Australasia conference, chair of Gafcon Australia Bishop Richard Condie has announced that the organisation is moving ahead with plans to support faithful Anglicans. Bishop Condie described the 2015 formation of Gafcon Australia as a potential “break glass in case of emergency” organisation, responding to the […]

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Lies, Damn Lies?

One of the best books I’ve read recently is “How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)” by Tom and David Chivers along with it’s accompanying website. Chivers & Chivers have written a short engaging tome that helps us all understand how statistics can be used […]

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Big Book Giveaway! Australian Book of the Year 2021

This is one of my favourite competitions to do here on davidould.net! Sparklit have just announced their nominees for Australian Book of the Year and we’re giving away a copy of every single nominee! Don’t miss your chance to win one of these 10 excellent books. It’s easy to enter: Go read about each of […]

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Book Review – Something’s Not Right

Wade Mullen’s Something’s Not Right is just the right book at just the right time for a broader evangelical church reeling with numerous revelations of abusive behaviour by those who should be caring for and shepherding the flock. Mullen, himself a pastor, writes mostly about Christian environments but doesn’t assume his readers need to be […]

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Bishop of Gippsland supports Synod motion endorsing non-marital relationships

The Diocese of Gippsland, at it’s recent synod, has voted to change it’s own version of Faithfulness in Service, the national church’s guidelines for standards in ministry, to remove the classical definition of chaste relationships (marriage between a man and a woman) and replace it with a more ambiguous definition of “committed and monogamous relationship”. […]

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