Putin, the Anglican

from the BBC For his part, President Putin said US-Russian “relations should not be sacrificed due to disagreements over individual, albeit extremely significant, international problems,” the Kremlin said. Right out of the playbook. Yes we have our issues, but we’re really all still friends. Think about it for a minute. If only Obama and the […]

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Why All the Fuss? or “Principles of Protest”

I thought it helpful just to stop and outline my motivation in writing about the current tensions in the Anglican Church in Australia and wider abroad. At times it can look like those of us who speak up are just unhelpful destroyers of unity. So, in response, a few basic principles that are currently guiding […]

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Rev. Rod Bower of Gosford: Jesus didn’t die for our sins and atheists can be “kingdom people”

You’ve got to give it to Rev. Rod Bower, Rector of Gosford Anglican and denier of heaven and hell, he’s not shy about saying what he believes (or, more accurately, doesn’t believe). So, for example, there’s this page on his blog entitled “Jesus came to show us the “Kingdom” not to die for our sins!” […]

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Australia’s First Female Diocesan Bishop – we should ordain homosexuals and the Cross does not save

Well, Australia has their first diocesan woman bishop, and what a bishop she’s going to be… With a real sense that she is answering God’s call, Sarah Macneil will next year be installed as the 11th bishop of Grafton and the first woman to head an Anglican diocese in Australia. … Dr Macneil is married, […]

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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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