Fulcrum Statement on Women Bishops (CofE) – Watching Conservatives Getting Pushed off the Cliff

The path to providing for women bishops in the Church of England has been interesting. The proposed legislation had some safeguards for conservatives, albeit in the form of a Code of Practice, not legislated protection. The amendments to clause 5(1)c have served only to dilute those proposed safeguards. As many have pointed out, this simply […]

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Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) “to seize back” evangelical church building and assets

This has been coming for a while – a sign that  liberal power structures and power holders in other denominations are reading from the TEC playbook. THE Church of Scotland is to seize back one of the most prominent churches in Glasgow – and potentially thousands of pounds in collection money – after its congregation […]

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Vaughan Roberts, “Same-Sex Attraction – A Battle I Face” – a model of a godly response

In a tremendously brave move Vaughan Roberts, rector of St Ebbe’s, Oxford, and a prominent leader amongst English evangelicals has announced that he experiences same-sex attraction and yet he remains celibate since this is the clear teaching of Scripture. It’s helpful for background to understand that in the Church of England, in which Vaughan is […]

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“The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” tells us far more about ourselves than about Jesus

By now you will have seen something about “the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”. Here’s how the smh reported it, A previously unknown scrap of ancient papyrus written in ancient Egyptian Coptic includes the words “Jesus said to them, my wife,” – a discovery likely to renew a fierce debate in the Christian world over whether Jesus […]

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Peter Jensen on ABC’s Q&A

I had the great privilege and, as it turned out, pleasure, to be in the studio audience for the ABC‘s live panel show Q&A. The panel last night included ArchBishop Peter Jensen who was set against “comedian” Catherine Deveny and a number of other panelists who faded away into relative insignificance given the “dialogue” that would develop (and by […]

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My Submission on Submission

  This is going to be a lengthy one. Pour yourself a long drink and settle down. Another reactionary frenzy of criticism of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney is underway here in Australia, triggered by some minor changes to wedding liturgy. I’ll let the Sydney Morning Herald, that bastion of objective reporting when it comes […]

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