From 22:30 I talk with Kevin about Gay Marriage inside the church and out, in Australia and the UK.
Eternity, a great monthly Australian church newspaper with online content. have a done a great job following up the Gippsland affair. A “protocol” passed by the Australian Anglican Bishops reaffirms policies against gay priests and bishops passed by earlier Anglican meetings. The “protocol” is written in a form that the ordinary reader will find hard […]
I’m getting firm indications from a number of sources close to the Australian House of Bishops that the bishops have agreed to clarify the application of Faithfulness in Service for not only initial decisions about ordination but ongoing licensing decisions. This decision comes in the wake of many objections to the appointment as vicar of a […]
9 days later, Bishop John has responded to my original question. It’s not quite as full as Bishop Graham Kings’ response was when asked over a similar situation. See what you make of this, David, It would be impolite of me not to acknowledge I have received your email. I apologise it has taken some […]
John McIntyre, Bishop of Gippsland has granted ABC Gippsland radio an interview. Here’s the full audio. At the time of posting there is no transcript. His tone is somewhat conciliatory but some questions remain and some inconsistencies are obvious. He repeats the “I didn’t ordain him” canard. I’m frankly slightly embarrassed for him on this […]
A while ago I wrote about 2 bishops, one in the UK and one in Australia, who had broken collegiality on sexual ethics. Since then things have progressed in both countries. In the UK, John Richardson has done a sterling job keeping us up to date with the issues involved. Of particular note are the […]
as posted on SydneyAnglicans.net I dread the day when my children grow up and leave home. Hopefully they won’t act like the prodigal, and ask for half my bank account before they shut the front door behind them in a final show of contempt. I can’t imagine anything worse. Actually now, after four days […]
Today marks the start of the Australian Church's 15th General Synod. I'm one of the Sydney reps. Since Qantas decided to cancel my flight and make me wait an extra half hour, let me fill you in on all the excitement we can expect. Today's business [pdf] includes the Presidential Address by the Primate, Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop […]