Dean of Brisbane Openly Repudiates Church’s Teaching on Marriage

In an opinion piece published in the Brisbane Times the Dean of Brisbane, Peter Catt, is the latest senior Anglican clergyman to openly challenge the Anglican Church of Australia’s position on marriage. His piece is interesting in that it lays down an implicit challenge to those who would oppose him: The form of blessing we have […]

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Which is the Real Josiah Fearon?

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, formerly resident in Nigeria, is the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Office. The Anglican Communion News Service has published a number of pieces in recent days clearly seeking to undermine the momentum that the GAFCON movement is gaining in the lead up to last week’s successful conference here in Jerusalem. Under […]

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GAFCON Day 5 – A Mature Body

GAFCON Day 5 is well over but it’s abundantly clear that the GAFCON movement is anything but done. The statement, a “Letter to the Churches” read to the conference in the first morning session, is another substantial contribution to the life of the Anglican Communion and one which sets a clear agenda of Global mission […]

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GAFCON Day 3 – Contending for the Gospel

Wednesday in Jerusalem has seen an increased awareness of questions surrounding how people contend for the gospel and even what gospel they’re contending for. These questions are being answered both inside the convention centre but also far away. Here’s a great summary from GAFCON of the day’s events. The morning’s exposition by Bishop Tito Zavala […]

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GAFCON Day 2 – Choices for the Gospel

GAFCON Day 2 is well over and it’s been another big one. The day opened with an exposition by Richard Coekin on the crucifixion of Jesus from Luke’s gospel. His opening line set the tone: Christ and him crucified is central to everything! Richard encouraged us all to make brave decisions where others in church […]

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GAFCON Day One – Clarity on the Gospel

The sun is setting on a wonderful first day of #GAFCON2018 here in Jerusalem. I’ve spent much of the day helping with the livestream and in the main auditorium there’s been lots happening that’s encouraged many of the delegates. There’s almost 2,000 here from right across the Anglican Communion and it’s been a really great start […]

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Where’s GAFCON? Avoiding the Obvious

It’s day G-1 here in Jerusalem and we’re all getting very excited about #GAFCON2018 which begins tomorrow morning! The hotels are full and the venue is in the last stages of preparation. I’ve spent the morning here as part of the livestream team, getting all the final things lined up. We’re looking forward to streaming […]

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