It seems that the role of every brave (or stupid) blogger is, at some point, to wander where angels fear to tread and make some comment on the hot issue of the day. No issue has been more fiery than the current furnace raging over the question of race and for many Christians there is […]
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 […]
Well it’s that time of (the New) year again. A moment to look back at what you all thought were the most interesting (or, perhaps, exasperating) posts on davidould.net. Which posts got the most reads over the last 12 months? 10. Grafton Synod Indicates Rejection of Both National Constitution and Bishops’ Agreement You know that […]
On the night of 7 November about 200 people joined us at St John’s Anglican Cathedral Parramatta to listen to Kanye West’s new album, “Jesus is King” and think a little bit deeper about it’s musical and Biblical roots. Here’s how the evening went down. You can also see the playlist on YouTube.
update 22 October 2019: Lisa Ahuja is no longer licensed in the Diocese of Perth. It appears that she carried out this blessing shortly after the end of her license upon leaving her position at Perth College. davidould.net has obtained the full video of a same-sex blessing performed by a priest licensed in the Diocese […]
Lots and lots of ink has been spilled over the past few days over the Archbishop of Sydney’s call for those who want to change the Anglican Church of Australia’s doctrine of marriage to “please just leave”. I’m going to spill a bit more and I want it to leave a stain. Despite what you […]
The same-sex marriage blessing liturgy presented to the Wangaratta synod for their approval (and due to be presented to the upcoming Newcastle synod) is not a new piece of work but, rather, heavily dependent upon other similar liturgies first developed more than 20 years ago in the 1990s and earlier. Students of this topic will be aware of […]
A week and a half ago I did something for the first time in my life. Something I had never expected to do. I rallied together with over 4000 people who gathered at Martin Place, Sydney. We were brought together, from all over the city and beyond, to express our deep concern over the bill […]
We’ve arrived at a mad, mad moment in Australian politics. Thousands of years ago the army of Gilead fought against the army of Ephraim… Judges 12:5-6 The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan leading to Ephraim, and whenever a survivor of Ephraim said, “Let me cross over,” the men of Gilead asked him, “Are […]