The Primate is “perplexed” by claims the the Anglican doctrine of marriage has changed. What has really happened?
The Bishop of Newcastle, Rev Dr Peter Stuart, has asked all his clergy in “executive positions” (i.e. diocesan councillors, area deans etc.) to declare any “interest” in GAFCON or participation in the recent GAFCON Australasia Conference. The instruction was issued in a letter from the Corporation Secretary and Registrar: Dear colleagues, During the week, at […]
English evangelicals divided. As GAFCON Australasia meets, will they repeat their comrades’ mistakes?
The GAFCON Australasia Conference has opened in Canberra with over 350 delegates gathering together from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. In his opening keynote address on the first evening the chair of GAFCON Australia, Bishop Richard Condie, announced the formation of a new Diocese of the Southern Cross. Speaking to a packed room, […]
davidould.net predicts that tonight’s Brisbane Presidential Address will take a similar tack to that of Bishop Treloar in Gippsland and we’ll have our first Archbishop leading their diocese across a line that may very well permanently split the Anglican Church of Australia.
Friday saw day 5 of General Synod as we wrapped things up and then made our way to the airport and began the long trip home to our various dioceses. I’m sure each of us will have had our own thoughts as the plane lifted into the early evening sky. Is it too melodramatic to […]
Thursday morning arrived with one pressing question for the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia – what would be the immediate response to the rejection by a majority of the House of Bishops of basic orthodoxy on the doctrine of marriage? The answer came at almost the very beginning of business. Following morning […]
Kevin and I discuss where we’re up to at General Synod.
A momentous day has closed at the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia. In a key vote to affirm a Statement on Marriage as the union of a man and a woman a majority House of Bishops showed themselves to be in a very different place to the overwhelming majority of the rest […]
Day 2 of General Synod has drawn to a close and I think it’s fair to say that the consensus is that, all in all, it’s been a good day. While most of the attention will naturally have been on the closing debate, we spent the morning and first half of the afternoon working through […]