The Anglican Church of Australia has arrived at the crisis moment that so many of us have feared and warned about. The Melbourne Anglican reports that Bishop John Parkes of Wangaratta will ask his diocese’s upcoming synod (meeting on the weekend of August 30-31) to endorse a liturgy for the blessing of same-sex marriages and […]
Governments good and bad, and the Christian.
A couple of interesting things in the news this week that I'll contrive to cobble together. First, earlier this week the Queen visited Australia. Not Sydney, mind you. It resulted in this interesting gathering of ladies… Her Majesty is easy to spot. The lady in the curious blue stripes is the Prime MInister of Australia, Julia Gillard, […]
So who are the Anglicans?
Just a small thought as Muriel Porter launches another attack upon Sydney Anglicanism… Muriel Porter in her latest book “Sydney Anglicans and the Threat to World Anglicanism (Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology)” (quote from Mark Thompson’s blog): To my mind the Articles are a quaintly-worded, seriously limited summary of Anglican understandings of faith and doctrine, scarcely relevant to […]