Newcastle Synod Decision A “Stitch-Up”

Last week davidould.net reported on the decision by the synod of Newcastle Diocese to approve 2 controversial bills. The first sought to change the Diocese’s disciplinary procedures so that being in a same-sex marriage was to not be considered an offence (including being considered as a breach of Faithfulness in Service). The second, which was […]

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Melbourne Theological College Issues Statement Affirming Orthodox Doctrine on Marriage

Ridley College in Melbourne have issued a statement in the form of an open letter affirming the Biblical doctrine of marriage. The statement marks a significant contribution to the current Australian Anglican conversation on marriage brought about by the unilateral decision of Wangaratta Diocese to approve a liturgy for the blessing of persons in a […]

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Australia’s Anglican “Blessing” Liturgy – What is it?

The same-sex marriage blessing liturgy presented to the Wangaratta synod for their approval (and due to be presented to the upcoming Newcastle synod) is not a new piece of work but, rather, heavily dependent upon other similar liturgies first developed more than 20 years ago in the 1990s and earlier. Students of this topic will be aware of […]

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Brisbane Cathedral Ends Celebration of “Pride” with Sermon calling for “No more!”

St John’s Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane has ended an extensive engagement with the city’s “Pride” festival with their annual “Pride Evensong”. The event, typically attracting a congregation of around 40, included a sermon by Rev. Steve McMahon of St Paul’s Ipswich. In his sermon for St Michael and All Angels, entitled “Why is celebrating Pride […]

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Melbourne Priest defies Archbishop to take part in same-sex wedding

A keen-eyed reader of davidould.net has pointed out something very interesting that happened in the middle of the growing crisis arising out of the Wangaratta same-sex wedding. The wedding of self-proclaimed “poster-boys” for same-sex marriage in the Anglican Church of Australia, Archdeacon-emeritus John Davis and Robert Whalley, was not a simple non-religious occasion. It contained […]

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