Thinking about Moore College for 2015?

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Undergraduate? Postgraduate? Distance learning? See what the college has to offer and apply by November 30 to avoid extra admin fees. Details here.

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.
Also at SydneyAnglicans.net.

Book for the ACL Synod Dinner

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

Archbishop Davies calls for increased humanitarian refugee intake

Archbishop Glenn Davies“The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, asking for Australia’s humanitarian intake to be lifted to 20,000.

Dr Glenn Davies again expressed concern about the wave of persecution in Iraq and Syria, saying Christians and other religious minorities have been ‘persecuted, threatened, dispossessed and in many cases, killed for their beliefs. Those who have survived are in transit camps with few possessions and little hope. Some are not yet safe as it is reported that there are ‘hidden cells’ of terrorists who may be activated and pose a further threat to Christians who have fled the north.’…”

– story from SydneyAnglicans.net.

Update: Abbott urged to lift refugee intakeThe Australian.

“Bill Shorten is considering proposals to boost the refugee intake, amid Left faction unrest over military intervention in Iraq. The Opposition Leader’s move came as the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, appealed to Tony Abbott…”

Bamboo cross draws Japanese bishop to Canberra

bamboo-cross“Bishop Andrew Yatuka Nakamura, the Bishop of Kobe, and his wife will visit Canberra on 16 and 17 September. Bishop Andrew follows in the steps of Bishop Michael Yashiro who came to St John’s on 10 June 1950 and presented a small bamboo cross with the inscription Reconciliation and Repentance at a service.

The Sydney Morning Herald on 10 June 1950 reported the visit, the first by a Japanese leader at a time when the wounds from the Pacific war and its infamous prison camps were still raw…”

– a story of reconciliation from the diocese of Canberra & Goulburn.

MTC Prayer Support Group

Prayer Support GroupThe next Moore College Prayer Support Group meeting is on 15th September.

“The Prayer Support Group is a group of women from all over Sydney that meets together to pray for the needs of the College, its faculty, students and staff.”

 

Greg Anderson consecration date set

Dr Greg Anderson“The date for the Consecration of Reverend Doctor Greg Anderson, the 6th Bishop of the Diocese of the Northern Territory, has now been finalised.

The Service and Installation will take place on Saturday 29th November 2014 at 9 am in Christ Church Cathedral in Darwin. A Morning Tea will follow in the grounds of the Cathedral.”

– from the Diocese of the Northern Territory.

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