The Folau case is a public relations disaster for Qantas and Rugby Australia

Posted on April 18, 2018 
Filed under Culture wars, Opinion

“What has happened to Israel Folau indicates that the inclusion and diversity programs run by Qantas and Rugby Australia seem to be, to coin a Trumpsim, ‘fake’ initiatives.

Moreover, the exposure of the attempts to gag Israel Folau has created a public relations disaster for Qantas and Rugby Australia. …”

– Commentary by Spiro Zavos at The Roar. (Link via SydneyAnglicans.net.)

Related: Israel Folau – Heretic or Hero? – David Robertson.

A tribute to David Wheaton — former Principal of Oak Hill

Posted on April 18, 2018 
Filed under Church of England, People

At Church Society’s website, Gerald Bray pays tribute to David Wheaton, former principal of Oak Hill College and sometime vice-president of Church Society.

Tim Challies on history, evangelism, technology, culture and more

Posted on April 17, 2018 
Filed under People

“Tim Challies is known throughout the Christian world as a prolific and insightful blogger and author. More recently, he has turned his hand to documentary film-making, with a new project in the works looking at the history of Christianity through significant objects.

While in Sydney to look at some of our Christian treasures (like the First Fleet Bible), Tim dropped into the CCL studio for a wide-ranging and fascinating chat about history, technology, evangelism, Billy Graham, Western culture and more.”

– Tony Payne chatted with Tim Challies for the Centre for Christian Living Podcast from Moore College. Listen (or read the transcript) here.

I’m a Sinner too

Posted on April 17, 2018 
Filed under Culture wars, People

“People’s lives are not for me to judge. Only God can do that.

I have sinned many times in my life. I take responsibility for those sins and ask for forgiveness through repentance daily.

I understand a lot of people won’t agree with some of the things I’m about to write.

That’s absolutely fine. In life, you are allowed to agree to disagree.

But I would like to explain to you what I believe in, how I arrived at these beliefs and why I will not compromise my faith in Jesus Christ, which is the cornerstone of every single thing in my life.

I hope this will provide some context to the discussion that started with my reply to a question asked of me on Instagram two weeks ago. …”

– Israel Folau shares his story at PlayersVoice. (Photo: PlayersVoice.)

Related: The Bible and Same-Sex Marriage – Dr. Lionel Windsor.

Lee Gatiss on Church Society and Anglican evangelicals in the UK

Posted on April 16, 2018 
Filed under Church of England, People

Over at The Australian Church Record, Steve Tong interviews Lee Gatiss, Director of Church Society in the UK.

Read Part 1 here.

Grace Church Sydenham — encouraging news from AMiE

Posted on April 16, 2018 
Filed under Encouragement

“This May Grace Church Sydenham will celebrate its 3-year anniversary. We’ve been meeting in an almost brand-new council youth centre, located in one of the largest council estate groupings in South London …“

– At The Anglican Mission in England website, Moore College graduate Tim Iles shares encouraging news from London. It’d be good to pray for them.

Beware of speaking the truth – the Conditioners will be on your case

Posted on April 15, 2018 
Filed under Culture wars

“In his 1943 book, The Abolition of Man, Christian apologist C S Lewis describes the dehumanising effects of replacing transcendent truth and morality with the preferences of secularist educators, whom he calls ‘the Conditioners’. His prophetic warning is surely vindicated by the case of a mother threatened with prosecution for objecting to a boy being taken abroad to lose his manhood through transgender surgery. …”

– Read it all at Conservative Woman. (Image adapted from tdaxp.com.)

How 40 Days for Life fought and won against a UK city council wanting to ban pro-life witness

Posted on April 15, 2018 
Filed under Culture wars

“40 Days For Life is a Christian pro-life campaign group which aims to end the scourge of abortion by praying outside abortion clinics and offering women an alternative to aborting their unborn child.

Holding placards which read ‘Pray to end abortion’, ‘Pro woman, pro baby, prolife’ and ‘Pregnant? Need help? Ask’, volunteers pray quietly for an hour or more, and the vigil is maintained for 12 hours per day for 40 consecutive days until Palm Sunday. …”

– At Life Site, John Edwards recounts the way a local council tried to silence free speech under the ‘Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act’ of 2014.

Wait not for the bishops!

Posted on April 13, 2018 
Filed under Church of England, History

“It’s remarkably easy to criticize the bishops for their inertia and timidity when you’re in the parish, but if you become a bishop the shoe is suddenly on the other foot! Ryle saw at first hand the heavy constraints upon evangelical episcopacy in the Church of England.. …”

– At Church Society’s blog, Andrew Atherstone, editor of J. C. Ryle’s autobiography, shares some of the fruits of his research. Ryle himself learned that evangelical laity and clergy should not sit back and wait for others to fight for the truth.

Notice of 2018 AGM

Posted on April 13, 2018 
Filed under Announcement

For our Members:

The Annual General Meeting of the Anglican Church League will be held on Thursday, 7th June 2018, at 6.00pm, at the St. Andrew’s Cathedral Chapter House* in Sydney.

Need to renew?   Read more

‘I’m on about Jesus’

Posted on April 13, 2018 
Filed under Culture wars, Encouragement

“Archbishop Glenn Davies has put the furore over an Instagram post by star Rugby player Israel Folau in context, saying all people should turn to Jesus. …”

Read it all at SydneyAnglicans.net.

Related: Two Ways to Live – the choice we all face.

Five Days in England

Posted on April 12, 2018 
Filed under History

“You could search the world but I don’t think you would find a country with more church history per square mile than England.

So let’s say you had five days and wanted to see just a little bit of that church history. What could you do? Take a look at what I did, how far I travelled, and how much I saw, in five days in England.”

– Tim Challies gives us a taste of what he’s been up to in England.

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