Archbishop of Melbourne Ad Clerum: Gafcon move “unnecessary” and possibly “an attempt to shed redress responsibilities”

The Archbishop of Melbourne and former Primate Philip Freier has issued a wide-ranging ad clerum. In his letter he addresses the recent move by Gafcon to clarify it’s position. I agree with the Primate’s view that there is no need for this “new church entity” – Anglican doctrine has not been changed by the recent Appellate Tribunal opinion […]

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BREAKING: Primate writes to Bishops, criticising Gafcon – “the life of our church is being undermined from within”

The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, Archbishop Geoffrey Smith, has written today to his fellow bishops to openly criticise the recent Gafcon announcement of further plans to provide alternative oversight if required. In a strongly worded letter, passed to davidould.net, he describes the action as the opposite of Paul’s injunction in Ephesians 4:3 […]

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Lies, Damn Lies?

One of the best books I’ve read recently is “How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)” by Tom and David Chivers along with it’s accompanying website. Chivers & Chivers have written a short engaging tome that helps us all understand how statistics can be used […]

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Interview on Vision Radio – “Help, My Church is Embracing Heresy”

Yesterday I had the privilege of joining Neil Johnson’s 20Twenty show on Vision Radio to discuss my upcoming talk at next week’s Church and State Summit. Here’s the audio of that discussion along with a couple of promo videos for next week. https://traffic.omny.fm/d/clips/3ffff556-087d-46b9-8a63-ab7a0141230f/b0a2d4da-1dcd-4291-a6df-abbf00874771/d6ed7ee6-f6a1-4c0b-a5a9-acd4004bba64/audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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GAFCON Issues “Commitment 2020” including contingency for “Extra-Provincial Diocese for Australia”

In a significant response to the Appellate Tribunal opinion of last month, GAFCON Australia have this afternoon issued their “Commitment 2020“. The Commitment, accompanied by a covering letter, sets out very clearly what steps they will take in order to respond to any further departures from orthodoxy in the Anglican Church of Australia. The cover […]

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Australian Bishops Issue Statement: “…there is not a common mind…”

The Australian House of Bishops, who have met again on Friday 20 November, have issued a statement in response to the Appellate Tribunal’s opinion. The bishops had already met the previous week, albeit briefly online, and that meeting was described to davidould.net as “difficult”. There was some expectation that this week’s meeting might result in […]

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“Erroneous and Unconvincing”. GAFCON Australia responds to Appellate Tribunal Opinion

GAFCON Australia have issued a first response to the Appellate Tribunal opinion and it’s a clear one. Here’s the key paragraph: …the Board of Gafcon Australia expresses its deep regret that the recent majority opinion of the Appellate Tribunal of the Anglican Church of Australia relies upon a disputed definition of the meaning of ‘doctrine’ […]

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Wangaratta and Newcastle Bishops Issue First Responses to Appellate Tribunal

The two bishops of the Dioceses at the centre of this week’s Appellate Tribunal opinions have issued their first responses. Bishop Peter Stuart of Newcastle sent his clergy a letter on Friday: Bishop Clarence Bester of Wangaratta issued a statement on Thursday. While both statements do not openly encourage clergy to conduct such “blessings”, neither […]

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