Due Diligence of Shepherds

So the media in the UK have caught onto the controversy surrounding the appointment of former Dean of Perth, Dr John Shepherd, to be the interim director at the Anglican Centre in Rome; essentially the “ambassador” to the Vatican. At the time of writing we’ve seen pieces in the Telegraph, the Mail and the Times. […]

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Eating and Teaching with Integrity

Samuel Wilberforce, son of William Wilberforce, nails it… Now the question for us at this moment is not, Are these doctrines true, but, Are they the doctrines of the Church of England? If they are, you cannot as an honest man eat the bread offered for her ministers and teach otherwise. … your sub scription […]

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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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Bishop John McIntyre of Gippsland reneges on the Bishops’ Protocol on Human Sexuality

The Diocese of Gippsland has had it’s annual Synod and Bishop John McIntyre seems to have decided that when he agreed to the Australian Bishops’ Protocol a few months back he really didn’t mean it. His President’s Address [pdf] shows a clear determination to push against the recently-established collegiality of the House of Bishops. Only in light […]

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If the Slipper Fits…

Australia is lurching headlong into a political scandal of the worst order. The current Speaker of the House of Representatives (the lower house in our bicameral parliamentary system), Peter Slipper [wiki], has temporarily resigned his position as a number of allegations against him are investigated. By all means go and read about them but be warned, […]

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Bishop McIntyre on ABC Gippsland – have the rules been broken?

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 […]

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