General Synod Day 1- A Quest for Unity?

Today was the first full day of business for the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia meeting in the grounds of St Peter’s College, Adelaide. The morning had a bunch of procedural business but the first real point of interest was the outgoing Primate, Philip Aspinall’s, presidential address. The speech sought to encompass the […]

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Electing A Primate

Tomorrow morning sees the start of business at the 2014 General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia. But even before then some important business has already been carried out with the election of a new Primate [pdf] – Archbishop Philip Freier of Melbourne. The electors consisted of the diocesan bishops (20 in total out of 23 […]

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Anglican Question of the Day

From the service for the making of deacons, AAPB: Q: Do you unreservedly believe all the canonical scriptures of the old and new testament, as given by God to convey to us in many and varied ways the revelation of himself which is fulfilled in our Lord Jesus Christ? A: I do believe them. That’s […]

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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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