The two bishops of the Dioceses at the centre of this week’s Appellate Tribunal opinions have issued their first responses. Bishop Peter Stuart of Newcastle sent his clergy a letter on Friday: Bishop Clarence Bester of Wangaratta issued a statement on Thursday. While both statements do not openly encourage clergy to conduct such “blessings”, neither […]
Kevin and I chat through the immediate reaction to the Appellate Tribunal opinion.
The Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia has issued it’s opinion on perhaps the most controversial question ever put before it: is the liturgy from Wangaratta to bless the parties of a same-sex marriage consistent with the Fundamental Declarations and Ruling Principles in the Constitution of the Anglican Church of Australia? The answer […]
Keen observers of the Anglican Church of Australia will be anxiously watching for any sign of an opinion being issued by the Appellate Tribunal. The Tribunal is the Anglican Church of Australia’s equivalent of a highest court, albeit with no actual power to rule but only to offer opinions. Nevertheless, in recent years it has […]
A couple of recent events, similar to each other yet also radically different, serve to demonstrate the vastly different approaches being taken by our most senior leaders in the Anglican Church of Australia on the most pressing issues before us. It is now perfectly obvious that some of our leaders are more than prepared to […]
Chakra Bowls and Mindful Breathing to bring you into the presence of God.
Syncretism in the Diocese of Brisbane.
Over a month ago we reported on the failed attempt to elect a new Primate for the Anglican Church of Australia. As would be expected, the piece generated a lot of traffic and not a little comment. Much of the conversation was over the hard work we did to get sources from within the meeting […]
The General Secretary of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia has written to confirm that Archbishop Geoffrey Smith of Adelaide has been elected as the next Primate of Australia. Archbishop Smith was elected by a reconvened election panel who met by video conference earlier today. The full text of the letter is […]
In what was described to davidould.net as “a very carefully orchestrated plan”, conservative electors for the new Australian Primate have prevented the election of a new Primate who would not uphold the doctrinal integrity of the Anglican Church of Australia. The conservative strategy, shared with davidould.net earlier in the week, was to go “all in” […]