New ‘progressive’ Assistant Bishop for Brisbane

Posted on November 25, 2016 
Filed under Australian dioceses

bp-elect-jeremy-greavesThe Archbishop of Brisbane, Dr Phillip Aspinall, today announced that Archdeacon Jeremy Greaves will be the new Bishop of the Northern Region of the diocese of Brisbane.

Read his full announcement here (PDF file).

David Ould has some background:

“Greaves’ appointment will be viewed by many as controversial, and even provocative.

He gained notoriety for himself when Dean of Darwin Cathedral, as a proponent of ‘progressive Christianity’, most recently being lead organiser of the 2016 ‘Common Dreams’ conference in Brisbane.

He is an outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage but, perhaps even more troubling, he rejects key understandings of Christianity that he will be required to reaffirm at his consecration (having already promised at his ordination to teach them). One particular example will suffice. …”

Read it all here.

(Photo credit: St. Mark’s Buderim.)