Book for the ACL Synod Dinner

Posted on September 16, 2014 
Filed under Sydney Diocese

Synod DinnerGet the details and book here for the ACL Synod Dinner on Monday 13th October.

(Please book in by Wednesday 8th October.)

Moore Vice Principal Bill Salier to head Youthworks College

Posted on September 30, 2014 
Filed under Sydney Diocese

Dr Bill Salier“The Rev Dr Bill Salier has been appointed the new principal of Youthworks College replacing the Rev Andrew Nixon. He will take up his appointment in January 2015.

‘I leave Moore College profoundly grateful to our Lord for its teaching and shaping of me over many years. Now it’s time to look forward, to be used by our Father in a new context, and continue growing the complementary and mutually supportive relationship between Moore and Youthworks.’…”

– the latest from Moore College.

See also:

New Youthworks College Principal Announced.

Salier to head Youthworks College.

GAFCON backs English renewal

Posted on September 30, 2014 
Filed under Church of England, GAFCON

augustine“GAFCON understands the challenges that faithful Anglicans face in England, according to the Chairman Eliud Wabukala.

The Archbishop made the comment in a message to the recent RENEW conference, organised by the groups Reform, Church Society, and the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE).

Archbishop Wabukala, who chairs the GAFCON Primates Council, recently issued a pastoral letter in which he said “AMiE is authorised by the GAFCON Primates to work within and, where necessary, outside the structures of the Church of England as a missionary society”.

The conference committed delegates to “work for a nation of healthy, local Anglican churches throughout England.”

In particular, it committed to looking at opportunities for church planting, training and to “to contend together for the faith once delivered to the saints by developing a joint approach to working within our diocese /region given the theological convictions and teaching of the diocesan leadership.”

The conference also approved a doctrinal statement which began “Knowing that unity is a work of the Holy Spirit which can only be established through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ, we rejoice in the fellowship of all those who subscribe to the 2008 Jerusalem Declaration.”

The Jerusalem Declaration was agreed to by the first Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in 2008.”

from GAFCON.

Related:

GAFCON Chairman’s Pastoral Letter September 2014.

Anglican Mission in England.

Owen Shelley’s Autobiography and How to Tell Bible Stories

Posted on September 29, 2014 
Filed under Resources

Owen ShelleyHere’s a note from Shelley and Son…

“Earlier this year Owen got very excited about a new project. He wanted to write a simple guide that would help people involved in Children’s Ministry to tell Bible Stories in a relevant and interesting way. His life’s pursuit had been to present the gospel to children through stories and hence he had very clear and well thought out ideas and strategies of how to present a clear message that would also engage the children.  Read more

Around the ACA — 28 September 2014

Posted on September 28, 2014 
Filed under Australian dioceses

Anglican Church of AustraliaHere are a few items from around the Anglican Church of Australia –

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Daylight Saving in NSW begins 5th October

Posted on September 26, 2014 
Filed under Resources

In NSW, Daylight Saving begins in 2014 at 2:00am on Sunday 5th October.

(Might be worth reminding congregations.)

TEC PB to step down in June 2015

Posted on September 26, 2014 
Filed under Other denominations

pb_kjs_and_abp_rw“Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman elected to head a national branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, announced Tuesday (Sept. 23) that she will not seek a second nine-year term in office…”

– from The Huff Post.

(Photo: TEC Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori with the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. ACNS, via ENS.)

Muslims need truth and love

Posted on September 26, 2014 
Filed under Opinion

Dr Mark Durie“This is no time for circling the wagons and cowering behind them in fear”, writes Mark Durie at the Bible Society’s website.

The Unravelling of the Anglican Communion

Posted on September 26, 2014 
Filed under Anglican Communion, GAFCON, Opinion

anglican-communion“From 2003 to 2013 — it took just ten years for ECUSA and the Anglican Church of Canada to unravel the Anglican Communion…”

– A. S. Haley at The Anglican Curmudgeon, provides a quick overview of the last ten years.

Related: The Anglican Debacle: Roots and Patterns – by Dr Mark Thompson, March 2008.

GAFCON Chairman’s Pastoral Letter September 2014

Posted on September 25, 2014 
Filed under GAFCON

Abp Wabukala welcomes Abp WelbyFrom the September 2014 Pastoral Letter from GAFCON Chairman Archbishop Eliud Wabukala –

“In the twenty first century, it is becoming clear that we must see the once missionary nations of the West as now themselves mission fields. The fact that the United Kingdom came close to breaking up last week is a symptom of the disintegration that follows when a once common Christian faith has been lost and I want to appreciate the work of the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE) who are sharing with other mission minded Anglicans in England as they meet for the ‘ReNew’ Conference this week.

AMiE is authorised by the GAFCON Primates to work within and, where necessary, outside the structures of the Church of England as a missionary society. In my message of greeting to the conference I said

‘We understand the challenges that faithful Anglicans face in England. At GAFCON 2013 here in Nairobi we recognised that the focus of the struggle for biblical faithfulness has shifted from North America to England. The temptation to dilute the message of Jesus Christ and compromise with the surrounding culture is strong, so it is vital for the gospel in England, and also for the world, that you continue as a beacon to the revealed truth of the Scriptures. The salvation of people from hell is at stake. So nothing could be more important.’…”

Read it all here. (Photo: Archbishop Wabukala welcoming the Archbishop of Canterbury to Nairobi last year.)

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