An Eton Mess: The Failure of English Bishops

The Gospel Coalition Australia have published my piece “An Eton Mess: The Failure of English Bishops“. Here’s a small snippet to whet your appetite: For both sides this is a gospel issue. For the revisionist gospel of “inclusion”, it is a disappointment. Expect to see the language of “second-class” etc. being used. In their paradigm this is exactly what […]

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Archbishop of Perth Continues With Ordinations In the Face of Large Objection

The Archbishop of Perth, Kay Goldsworthy, chose on Wednesday evening to continue with and preside over the ordination to the priesthood of a man living with his civil union partner despite receiving a formal objection from a large number of members of the diocese, both clergy and lay. The letter of objection, forwarded to davidould.net, […]

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Marriage Debate Erupts in Church of England as Bishops Campaign for Change

The Church of England’s long-running internal strife over the question of same-sex marriage has boiled over as a number of bishops made the choice to issue public statements following their most recent meeting. The bishops had met as part of the “Living in Love and Faith” process which appears to have satisfied very few of […]

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Perth Synod: Archbishop’s “Breach of Trust and Failure of Integrity” Disappoint Conservatives

This past Saturday and Sunday has seen the annual synod of the Diocese of Perth on Australia’s west coast. Over that weekend and since then many delegates who were present have contacted me to let me know of what happened. In particular, many of them voiced deep frustration over Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy’s handling of the […]

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“Hurtfulness, Hypocrisy and Hate”. Brisbane Priest writes damning open letter to Archbishop of Brisbane

A Brisbane senior minister has taken the remarkable choice to write a damning open letter in response to the recent Presidential Address at Diocese Synod by Archbishop of Brisbane Phillip Aspinall. In the letter published tonight on Facebook, Rev. Peter Judge-Mears, the Rector of St John’s Wishart, accuses Archbishop Aspinall of remarkable double standards. The […]

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Archbishop of Perth Responds to Concerns over Ordination

The Archbishop of Perth has today released a statement in response to growing concerns about tonight’s ordination and the appointment of a new precentor at the Cathedral. The statement is reproduced below: davidould.net understands that conservatives in the diocese are not placated by this message. In particular they find the assertion of the Archbishop that […]

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