The GWC Whitefield Symposium

Posted on August 28, 2014 
Filed under History, Resources

Whitefield SymposiumThe audio of the talks given at the Whitefield Symposium at George Whitefield College in Cape Town is now on their website.

Speakers include David Seccombe and Melvin Tinkler. Available here.

Same-Sex Blessings arrive at Falls Church

Posted on August 26, 2014 
Filed under TEC

The Falls Church“A historic Episcopal parish that counts U.S. President George Washington among its past vestry members has hosted its first blessing of a same-sex union…”

– Report from Juicy Ecumenism.

Background (and photo): The costly faithfulness of The Falls Church – May 2012.

“The tragedy of the situation at The Falls Church is not that the congregation will die, but that yet another a historic symbol of American Christianity has fallen into the hands of those who teach doctrines contrary to Scripture.”

Moore College Open Events Sept 2014

Posted on August 25, 2014 
Filed under Sydney Diocese

open eventsMoore College has a number of Open events in September, beginning on Monday 1st.

Details here.

Sadness as Mark Driscoll steps aside for a period

Posted on August 25, 2014 
Filed under Other denominations

Mark DriscollMark Driscoll made this statement (video) at Mars Hill in Seattle yesterday.

Please especially uphold in prayer Mark and his family and the Mars Hill church in this time. (1 Corinthians 12:26.)

‘GAFCON in talks with New Zealand parish’

Posted on August 24, 2014 
Filed under GAFCON, New Zealand

The Rev Michael Hewat“The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans is in talks to offer alternative episcopal oversight to a breakaway New Zealand congregation, The Church of England Newspaper has learned…

A spokesman for the GAFCON secretariat in Sydney confirmed there had been “initial contact” with the parish leaders…”

– story from Anglican Ink. Please continue to pray for West Hamilton Community Church (as it is now called) and the Pastor, Michael Hewat. (Photo: Affirm.)

Kent Brantly’s remarks upon his release from hospital

Posted on August 22, 2014 
Filed under World news

dr-kent-brantly-samaritans-purse“I prayed that God would help me be faithful even in my illness and that in my life, even in my death, he would be glorified.”

– Samaritan’s Purse Dr.Kent Brantly spoke as he was discharged from hospital after recovering from Ebola. See the video at Denny Burk’s website (h/t Tim Challies). Photo: Samaritan’s Purse.

South Sudanese church leaders: ‘The West has forgotten us’

Posted on August 22, 2014 
Filed under Anglican Communion, World news

south-sudan-church-leaders-barnabas-fund“Church leaders in South Sudan said yesterday that the world has turned its back on the war-torn nation and little is being done to help the millions in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

Representatives from the Africa Inland Church, Episcopal Church of Sudan, Presbyterian Church of East Africa and the Pentecostal Church in South Sudan met in London yesterday to launch an appeal in partnership with the Barnabas Fund, urging the West to support their efforts in rebuilding peace…”

– Story from Christian Today. (h/t Anglican Mainstream.) Photo: Barnabas Fund.

See also Barnabas Fund, and
The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid South Sudan appeal – and donation page.

Global South oversight of South Carolina

Posted on August 22, 2014 
Filed under Anglican Communion

Bishop Mark Lawrence, South Carolina.Archbishop Mouneer Anis (Chairman), and Archbishop Ian Ernest (Hon. General Secretary) have written on behalf of the Global South Primates Steering Committee, to welcome Bishop Mark Lawrence and the Diocese of South Carolina to their pastoral oversight.

“The Global South of the Anglican Communion welcomes the unanimous request of The Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, XIV Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, and the Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina to ‘accept the offer of the newly created Global South Primatial Oversight Council for pastoral oversight of our ministry as a diocese during the temporary period of our discernment of our final provincial affiliation.’

The decision of the Diocese of South Carolina was made in response to the meeting of the Global South Primates Steering Committee in Cairo, Egypt from 14-15 February 2014.  A recommendation from that meeting stated that, ‘we decided to establish a Primatial Oversight Council, in following-through the recommendations taken at Dar es Salam in 2007, to provide pastoral and primatial oversight to dissenting individuals, parishes, and dioceses in order to keep them within the Communion.’

Recognizing the faithfulness of Bishop Mark Lawrence and the Diocese of South Carolina, and in appreciation for their contending for the faith once for all delivered to the saints, the Global South welcomes them as an active and faithful member within the Global South of the Anglican Communion, until such time as a permanent primatial affiliation can be found.”

Full text here.

Related: Local Anglicans receive new tie to the global churchPost and Courier.

Face to Face with the Message of Matthew

Posted on August 22, 2014 
Filed under Resources, Theology

School of Theology 2014“Face to Face with the Message of Matthew” is the theme of this year’s Moore College School of Theology – being run at the College on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th September 2014.

Details and booking here.

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