great news from Blighty

Oak Hill college, England’s most conservative Anglican college (and the place to go) is in safe hands, they announce today 8th February 2007 The Revd Dr Michael Ovey has been appointed as the new Principal of Oak Hill College. He will take over from the current Principal, David Peterson, when he returns to Australia this […]

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laying down the gauntlet

Stand Firm are reporting that the Anglican church in Nigeria have just had a brief synod where they issued a communique. Lots to be said, but this is the interesting section: The 2008 Lambeth Conference The Synod reaffirms its earlier resolutions on the 2008 Lambeth Conference and stands firmly on the recommendations of the document, […]

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Zwingli on the Eucharist

The phrase “Zwinglian” has become a bit of an easy label with which those of a more High Church flavour seek to tar us evangelicals. But what did Zwingli actually believe, particularly with reference to the Eucharist (the issue on which are most often labelled as “Zwinglian”)? Here, from An Account of the Faith of […]

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taking up the challenge again… innovative doctrines

way back when, the erudite Andy over at All2Common and I got into an extended conversation. Andy is an Anglo-Catholic and I … well it should be obvious that I’m not. We find ourselves in an interesting conundrum; we hold quite different view of the Christian Faith (and share a common opposition to the current […]

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great advertising…

our home church, St. Augustineâ™s Neutral Bay, is gearing up for a new venture this July. Hereâ™s the preliminary advertising… Have any of you tried this sort of venture? Iâ™d love to hear your war stories. View this post at the WhiteHorseInn

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Word or Sacrament? Which has priority?

A fascinating pair of rubrics in the 1662 BCP order for The Communion of the Sick. The order opens with the following: But if the sick person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely notice to the Curate, […]

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Rose-Coloured Spectacles

Susan Russell must be wearing them. Because either she’s got the best “half-full” attitude that I’ve seen in a long time or she’s in complete denial. Commenting on the recent Living Church report she reckons, on the basis of this statement: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has been allotted two sessions of next month’s primates’ […]

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something that shouldn’t slip under the Bar – Ecclesiastical Law Society Conference, Liverpool (UK)

What do you call a group of lawyers? Well, one answer might be the “Ecclesiastical Law Society“, a UK organisation, Patronised by ++Canterbury and ++York, that seeks to promote the study of ecclesiastical and canon law, particularly in the Church of England and those churches in communion with it. . Now, normally that sort of […]

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Giles Fraser … [fill the rest in yourself]

I know I shouldn’t but I find Fraser compulsively addicting – like watching a car crash. This week Fraser wants us to think about scapegoats. It starts off well enough with this quote: âœTHEN AARON shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of […]

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