Category: Anglican Church

This topic is a consideration of Anglicanism, the state of the Anglican Communion and the role and future of the Anglican Church in the history of the Kingdom of God.

Review: Setting God’s People Free – A Report from the Archbishops’ Council

“This report concludes that what needs to be addressed is not a particular theological or ecclesiastical issue but the Church’s overall culture.  This is a culture that over-emphasises the distinction between the sacred and the secular and therefore fails to

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Canterbury Tales

Gill and I had a wonderful opportunity to be in Canterbury last week.  Canterbury Cathedral had made a “Canterbury Cross” for our former church, St. David’s Cathedral in Hobart, and it was being handed across to friends of ours, one of

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Review: Good Disagreement? Pt. 10, Mediation and the Church’s Mission

I am continuing with my chapter-by-chapter, essay-by-essay review of Good Disagreement?  Previously: Part 1: Foreword by Justin Welby Part 2: Disagreeing with Grace by Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard Part 3: Reconciliation in the New Testament by Ian Paul Part 4: Division

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Review: Good Disagreement? Pt. 9 From Castles to Conversations & Ministry in Samaria

I am continuing with my chapter-by-chapter, essay-by-essay review of Good Disagreement?  Previously: Part 1: Foreword by Justin Welby Part 2: Disagreeing with Grace by Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard Part 3: Reconciliation in the New Testament by Ian Paul Part 4: Division

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Review: Good Disagreement? Pt. 8, Good Disagreement between Religions

I am continuing with my chapter-by-chapter, essay-by-essay review of Good Disagreement?  Previously: Part 1: Foreword by Justin Welby Part 2: Disagreeing with Grace by Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard Part 3: Reconciliation in the New Testament by Ian Paul Part 4: Division

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Review: Good Disagreement? Pt. 7 Ecumenical (Dis)agreements

I am continuing with my chapter-by-chapter, essay-by-essay review of Good Disagreement?  Previously: Part 1: Foreword by Justin Welby Part 2: Disagreeing with Grace by Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard Part 3: Reconciliation in the New Testament by Ian Paul Part 4: Division

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Unity, Diversity, and Conflict

I’ve adapted this from a talk I gave a number of years ago in my church-planting days.  These were the heady days of the “mixed economy church” and, as a young gung-ho missional fresh-expressioner, I was asked to talk about

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Review: Good Disagreement? Pt. 6, Good Disagreement and the Reformation

I am continuing with my chapter-by-chapter, essay-by-essay review of Good Disagreement?  Previously: Part 1: Foreword by Justin Welby Part 2: Disagreeing with Grace by Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard Part 3: Reconciliation in the New Testament by Ian Paul Part 4: Division

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Review: Good Disagreement? Pt. 5, Pastoral Theology for Perplexing Topics: Paul and Adiaphora

I am continuing with my chapter-by-chapter, essay-by-essay review of Good Disagreement?  Previously: Part 1: Foreword by Justin Welby Part 2: Disagreeing with Grace by Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard Part 3: Reconciliation in the New Testament by Ian Paul Part 4: Division

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Review: Good Disagreement? Pt. 4, Division and Discipline in the New Testament Church

I am continuing with my chapter-by-chapter, essay-by-essay review of Good Disagreement?  Previously: Part 1: Foreword by Justin Welby Part 2: Disagreeing with Grace by Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard Part 3: Reconciliation in the New Testament by Ian Paul It is simply

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