Australian Church Record — October 2014

Australian Church RecordThe latest issue of The Australian Church Record, Number 1914, October 2014, is now out on their website (just in time for Sydney Synod). Here are some excerpts:

From ‘Faith Under Attack‘

“So Protestants should be alarmed at recent trends in scholarship presenting fine-sounding arguments for faith + something else. And Anglicans need to be alarmed at even small additions to their liturgy that confuse those praying it in this same direction.”

From ‘Faith Alone v. Faith at work‘

“The tendency of the human heart to want to boast in its own achievements is all too prevalent. But there is nothing that we do to merit our justification before God. Like our forebears, contemporary Protestantism must continue to work carefully and clearly in defining the place of faith.”

Download your copy here.

Diocese of NW Australia recognises ACNA as “a member church of the Anglican Communion”

Diocese of North West Australia“The Diocese of NW Australia, meeting in synod this weekend, passed the following motion,

That this synod:

– from David Ould.

Moore College Annual Report 2014

moore-college-annual-report-2014See the Moore College Annual Report for 2014. Much cause for thanksgiving.

1.4MB PDF file.


Sweatcon“SWEATCON is a training conference in the South-West (SW), for the SW, by the SW. The conference seeks to train up leaders and future leaders in the churches of the SW.”

Next year’s conference is 20th – 23rd January 2015 at Hoxton Park and there’s a promo video here.

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.

Thinking about Moore College for 2015?

ApplyMoore College would like you to think about studying next year.

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

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