The Australian House of Bishops, who have met again on Friday 20 November, have issued a statement in response to the Appellate Tribunal’s opinion. The bishops had already met the previous week, albeit briefly online, and that meeting was described to davidould.net as “difficult”. There was some expectation that this week’s meeting might result in […]
GAFCON Australia have issued a first response to the Appellate Tribunal opinion and it’s a clear one. Here’s the key paragraph: …the Board of Gafcon Australia expresses its deep regret that the recent majority opinion of the Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia relies upon a disputed definition of the meaning of ‘doctrine’ […]
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 […]
How can sensible, fair-minded Christians vote for a man like Trump? If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on in their minds then here’s an hour of helpful conversation with some blogging colleagues from Stand Firm. You might not agree with everything you hear (and our panellists certainly didn’t agree with each other) but hopefully at […]
So here’s something a little different for you all. I wanted to write something about the current hullabaloo in the U.S. over alleged fraud in the election and the way that many have responded to the allegations. It’s not a particularly Anglican or even Christian post (although having finished it I think it does shine […]
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 […]
Here’s the submission I wrote to the Joint Committee about to look at the question of religious discrimination.