"Almost immediately after writing last week I got a flood of emails with many asking me how it was possible that someone who so openly opposed the official Anglican position could be consecrated as bishop. Given the level of interest in the story I viewed that question as valid and so passed it on to those NSW diocesans who would be expected to be there – Robinson of Canberra, Lewers of Armidale and Palmer of Bathurst."
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Interesting article containing responses from Bishops who all have connections from Canberra: Grafton Appointment Exposes Massive Differences in the Anglican Church in Australia | davidould.net:
Posted by Andrew Vella at 2:39 PM
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
So, “Atheist Megachurches” Are Apparently A Thing | Connective Tissue:
"I’ll be honest: if I were not a person of faith, I could think of plenty of other things I’d rather do on the weekend: sleep in. Grab breakfast with friends. Sleep in. Get all introverted and read. Did I mention sleeping in?
Way way down on the bottom of my list would be to show up to a large event with a bunch of strangers, sing some songs, and put money in a box."
Posted by Andrew Vella at 3:00 PM
I'm currently listening to the Strange Fire audio, this is a good response (I'm still on the fence, it seems to depend on definitions): Piper Addresses Strange Fire and Charismatic Chaos - Desiring God:
"Piper’s view on prophecy raises another question. If MacArthur believes the gift of prophecy has ceased, what exegetical proofs would Piper argue to the contrary?"
Posted by Andrew Vella at 1:20 PM