James White in Sydney

We've had a fantastic few days with James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries. He's taught at our church's weekend away, lectured at Moore College and then took part in a debate. I'll leave it to James to tell you about it. Quick Note from Sydney 10/16/2011 – James White Greetings from Sydney. Today is “debate […]

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So who are the Anglicans?

Just a small thought as Muriel Porter launches another attack upon Sydney Anglicanism… Muriel Porter in her latest book “Sydney Anglicans and the Threat to World Anglicanism (Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology)” (quote from Mark Thompson’s blog): To my mind the Articles are a quaintly-worded, seriously limited summary of Anglican understandings of faith and doctrine, scarcely relevant to […]

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Remembering John Stott - An Ordinary Christian

The memorial website for John Stott is up and running. It contains many gems, not least some brilliant videos. First, from the Langham Partnership, Then this wonderful little snippet from an interview with LICC where Stott is asked how he would like to be remembered, Isn't that telling? Stott's desire for public recognition is as …an […]

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A Bishop of Reading to make the heart sing!

Remember all that fuss in 2003 that served to catalyse much of the still-ongoing fractures in the Anglican Communion? Well hold onto your hats because the new nominee for the same post is nothing like Jeffrey John… He is the Right Reverend Andrew Proud, and is currently the area bishop of Ethiopia and the Horn […]

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Gerald Bray - The Anglican Way

Great little article by Gerald Bray at Ligonier   The first Book of Common Prayer appeared in 1549. It contained services for daily worship, both morning and evening, and forms for the administration of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, along with other ceremonies that were used less often. The services were full of biblical phrases and […]

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Jefferts-Schori: How not to listen to anyone at all

…which is, frankly, quite appalling for someone who keeps going on about “listening”. From here, Schori’s “Word to the Church”. Here’s the bits that really grabbed my attention. The current controversy brings a desire for justice on the one hand into apparent conflict with a desire for fidelity to a strict understanding of the biblical […]

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The Communiqué

Well, it’s with us. The clone has a good summary. Here are the direct disciplinary requirements: The House of Bishops of TEC needs to make a statement that all it’s members will unequivocally NOT authorise or allow any same-sex blessings in theit dioceses or TEC as a whole The House of Bishops of TEC needs […]

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the liberals still don’t get it?

what is amazing about the liberals in the Anglican Communion is that, despite our abundantly clear talk, they still don’t understand our position. It must be that they don’t understand because no-one, surely, could be so dishonest as to deliberately misrepresent what their opponent is saying? Surely? Thing is, that becomes a bit hard to […]

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