Sydney Archbishop stands for truth

Oct 21, 2019 by

Guarding the faith in a changing world: a summary of Archbishop Glenn Davies’ final Presidential Address to the 2019 Synod of the Diocese of Sydney By Russell Powell, Sydney Anglicans The Archbishop also referred to moves in the Diocese of Wangaratta, as well as in Newcastle, to offer services of blessing to same-sex couples…”Friends, we have entered treacherous waters. I fear for the stability of the Anglican Church of Australia. These developments have the potential to fracture our...

read more

From Cairo to Colorado Springs: an historic breakthrough

Oct 21, 2019 by

Briefing from American Anglican Council: Canon Phil Ashey shares the exciting news of an historic breakthrough in the reformation of the Anglican Communion. On October 12, 2019, representatives at the 7th Global South Conference adopted a Covenantal Structure [see full Communique here] that could reshape the Anglican Communion around a Biblical confession of faith. (Read more about the supporting arguments for such a structure in Canon Ashey’s book Anglican Conciliarism.) On October 15,...

read more

“Relationships and sex education” as a tool for mass shaping of a generation’s worldview: can it be halted?

Oct 15, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: Since the beginning of the year, Anglican Mainstream has posted a steady stream of articles  on the government’s overhaul of Relationships and Sex Education, particularly as the plans affect Primary Schools. The new guidelines have the effect of standardising across the nation what many schools have being putting into practice already for some years: under the guise of promoting “British values” of “tolerance” and “inclusion”, and in an effort to prevent...

read more

‘The gospel in the public square’ – what does it look like?

Oct 1, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I’ve written before about my fascination with the last few chapters of Acts, which portray the apostle Paul on trial again and again. Here are some more reflections. While there are great differences between the early church and contemporary Christianity in the West, Luke was writing to an audience of Christians in a context in some ways similar to our own. The Christian faith was not banned; it was possible for churches to exist and even to flourish in...

read more

“I have red lines”

Sep 28, 2019 by

By John Parker, Anglican Mainstream. In a blog posted on the Church Society website on 12th September, Tom Woolford expressed clearly that for him, there were “no red lines” which if crossed, would force him to leave the Church of England. I am grateful for the opportunity to respond to Tom Woolford’s article here. Perhaps I can begin with agreement. Those given the responsibility of caring for any portion of the flock of God are undershepherds serving the chief shepherd after his pattern...

read more

Sexual Ethics, Human Nature, and New Natural Law Theory

Sep 25, 2019 by

By Melissa Moschella, Public Discourse: […] The new natural law approach to sexual morality begins with an account of marriage as a basic human good, i.e., an activity or end that is choiceworthy precisely as a constitutive aspect of human well-being and fulfillment. As John Finnis writes in “Marriage: A Basic and Exigent Good,” Marriage is a distinct fundamental human good because it enables the parties to it, the wife and husband, to flourish as individuals and as a couple, both by the...

read more