Moore Vice Principal Bill Salier to head Youthworks College

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.

Around the ACA — 28 September 2014

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


Why I walk with the cross

Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn Stuart RobinsonIn Bishop Stuart Robinson’s Canberra & Goulburn synod address (PDF) he speaks about his Bishop’s Walk of the Cross through towns in the diocese –

“While the cross-carrying bit may appear a tad idiosyncratic, nonetheless it opens up opportunities for conversation. When asked why I do this, my consistent reply is twofold.

To begin with, I believe communities need to see their leaders, especially bishops, engaging in public evangelism and giving people the opportunity to turn to Christ. Do you know one fellow, as he came forward to give his life to Christ, said, ‘Bishop, I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to do this for 40 years…’

Another reason is this: it provides opportunities – and a model, for any person of faith to share what Jesus has done for them – whether in parks, nursing homes, clubs, classrooms, fire-trucks or fishing wharves – and to gently but confidently, invite a response…”

And there’s a report on the Synod here.

Mike Horton on Moore

Mike HortonIt’s easy to take a place like Moore College for granted.

While he was in Sydney for the Annual Lectures, Mike Horton (Westminster Seminary California) spoke about the role of Moore.

Among other things, Mike gives this advice –

“If God is calling you to ministry, start at Moore – don’t end up at some point down the line – Why not get right at it?” Take a few minutes to watch the videos:

1. On the challenges facing the church and why people should study at Moore.
2. On Moore and the need for theological education.
3. Mike is asked about his ministry.

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The worst media Christian bashing this year?

Phillip Jensen“There’s probably no point waiting to the end of the year to award the prize for the worst media monstering of a Christian for 2014. Because the Sydney Morning Herald has published such an egregious story on Dean Phillip Jensen… that any other winning entry is unlikely.”

– Phillip Jensen has been criticised by the media before, and John Sandeman catalogues yet another example.

See also the article in question – The truth behind ISIL – by the Dean.

Bathurst’s Anglican synod grapples with $24m debt

Bishop of Bathurst, Ian Palmer“The gravity of the financial situation facing the Bathurst Diocese of the Anglican Church hit home this weekend for members of the 47th Synod. …”

– report from The Western Advocate.

New Director for Moore College’s Centre for Christian Living

Tony Payne“Rev Tony Payne has been appointed the director of Moore College’s Centre for Christian Living. The centre, established in 2010 to resource Christians to live as disciples of Christ and to tackle the hard issues of the twenty-first century, will be ‘rebooted’ in early 2015…”

– News from Moore Theological College.
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Book for the ACL Synod Dinner

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

(Please book in by Wednesday 8th October.)

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