Albert Mohler speaks with John Anderson

In his latest ‘Thinking in Public’ series of conversations, Albert Mohler speaks with former Australian Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson (mp3 audio).

Well worth hearing.


Craig Roberts to be new Youthworks CEO

Here’s an announcement from Youthworks –

“The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev Glenn Davies, and Youthworks Council Chair, the Rev Chris Braga are most pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev Craig Roberts BEc BD(Hons) DipMin MA(Theol) to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Youthworks.  Craig will be joining Youthworks after fourteen years as the Senior Minister at Neutral Bay Anglican Church.  Read more


Two announcements made today:

“…after an extensive search and interview process, the [Trinity Grammar] School Council has unanimously appointed Mr Tim Bowden as the next Head Master of Trinity Grammar School. He will commence in January 2018…

Mr Bowden is currently Principal of Inaburra School.”

Full announcement here (PDF file).

and Paul Bootes, Koorong CEO, is retiring.

“Koorong has announced that long serving CEO Paul Bootes will retire in early July when his brother Rob Bootes will succeed him as CEO. Paul, a 40 year veteran of the Christian bookselling industry, has overseen the expansion of the original bookshop in his parents’ house in Sydney to the 15 store chain and online business that it is today.”

– from a Koorong / Bible Society press release.


Evangelicalism in one lifetime: A conversation with Os Guinness

In a fascinating interview, Albert Mohler speaks with Os Guinness.

Photo via The Gospel Coalition, where Trevin Wax also spoke with Os.

The Robinson-Knox view of Church — Interview with Chase Kuhn

“If you’ve grown up in Sydney Anglican churches chances are your understanding of what church is and what it’s for has been significantly shaped (perhaps unknowingly!) by two people – Donald W. B. Robinson and D. Broughton Knox.

However, no one has undertaken a systematic and extended articulation and appraisal of this approach to church …. until now – we chat to Moore College lecturer Chase Kuhn about his new book The Ecclesiology of Donald Robinson and D. Broughton Knox.

– Read it all at The Australian Church Record.

Anglican Voices episode 1

Kevin Kallsen at Anglican TV has begun a new project – Anglican Voices.

His first interview is with Church Society’s Director, Dr. Lee Gatiss.

Broughton Knox: servant of Christ Jesus

“More than a hundred years ago, Broughton Knox, Principal of Moore College from 1959 until 1985 and one of the most influential figures in the history of the Diocese, was born.

He was a man loved by many and yet he deeply irritated others. For forty years he was a dominant force in the Diocese of Sydney, shaping generations of clergy and impacting the core convictions of the diocese.

He shaped its theological college, Moore College, into a modern institution capable of making a significant contribution on the world stage. Then, after retiring from a record principalship of the College in 1985, he accepted an invitation to found another college in South Africa, George Whitefield College, which today is playing a strategic role in equipping the burgeoning churches on that vast continent.

What was it that animated Broughton Knox throughout his ministry and his life as a disciple of Christ? …”

– Moore College Principal, Dr Mark Thompson, writes about his renowned predecessor – at the Moore College website.


Oak Hill Commentary — special tribute to Mike Ovey

Recently, Oak Hill College published a special edition of their Commentary magazine, “in thanksgiving for the life and ministry of Mike Ovey”.

It includes contributions from Don Carson, Mark Thompson, David Peterson and William Taylor.

If you haven’t seen it, you can read the issue online, or download the 4MB PDF file (direct link). Most honouring to the Lord Jesus.

Keeping the faith: Andrew Hastie on poetry, political courage, and not banning the burka

“Andrew Hastie has been typecast as a Christian politician from day one.

While he says that can be frustrating, it’s meant he’s never felt the need to hide who he is.

The member for Canning has been in the spotlight for his views on same-sex marriage and changes to racial hate laws.

But he says at the heart of his worldview is the belief that everyone is equal and has dignity.

And he says that plays into his views on all policies. …”

– The ABC’s Alexandra Beech has this piece on Andrew Hastie, the member for Canning in Western Australia. (Photo by Alexandra Beech / ABC News.)

Michael Kellahan to be Reader in Religious Freedom at Moore College

“The Principal has announced the appointment of the Rev Michael Kellahan as Moore College Reader in Religious Freedom. This new position will see the College working with Mr Kellahan to address one of the most pressing challenges of the moment in Australia and many other parts of the world. …

Michael has resigned as Senior Minister of Roseville East to take up a full-time role as Executive Director of Freedom for Faith, a legal think tank that exists to see religious freedom protected and promoted in Australia and beyond. …”

– Read the full announcement from Moore College.

Duncan Whitson

ACL members will be saddened to hear of the death of Duncan Whitson yesterday evening. Nevertheless, we rejoice that he is now with the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Duncan was a long-time member of the Council of the Anglican Church League, becoming an Emeritus Vice President in 2001.

Duncan’s contributions to Council meetings were always cheerful and encouraging. He and his wife Joyce served, often behind the scenes, in working to maintain the gospel-focussed character of the Anglican Church in Sydney.

ACL Chairman Dr Robert Tong remembers Duncan as “a faithful soldier for the Lord”, and former President Dr Bruce Ballantine-Jones says he was “a true servant of the gospel”.

Duncan’s funeral will be at 12:15 pm on Thursday, 6th April at Macquarie Park Crematorium. (Photo taken at the 2005 AGM.)

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