On Thursday 30 July, the Public Issues Commission is hosting a hope and hospitality evening at St Simon’s Anglican Church in Kaleen. It is an opportunity for people to hear how churches are helping refugees and asylum seekers build a new life in Australia.
Although the winter chill had settled on Goulburn, the congregation in St Saviour’s Cathedral received Dr Matt Brain warmly as bishop following his consecration on Saturday 13 June 2015.
Australia’s Anglican leader, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott urging that any changes to the Marriage Act to allow same-sex marriage must let Anglican and other clergy follow their conscience. BARNEY ZWARTZ reports.
Why are we seeing so much religious leadership on climate change and caring for the Earth at the moment? Why is there so much talk about the encyclical Laudato Si' that Pope Francis has just released?
SCOTT COWDELL considers how shifting norms for marriage have changed and the challenges they create for churches that seek to bless them.
Winter Camp Pelican 2015 -
Winter Pel is 5 days of fun, fellowship and faith for young people in yr 7-12 at school.
Tues 7th July to Sat 11th July @ Talbingo Mountain Retreat Talbingo $280.00
Our theme this year is “You were made for…” where we’ll be exploring who we are in Jesus and what we have been created for - It’s going to be great!
Winter Camp Pel always sells out so please share this email with your young people and youth leaders and aim to book in ASAP.
You can register by going to www.synergy.org.au/camps or download the brochure.
Film and Theology night II -
St Mark's National Theological Centre is hosting two Film and Theology nights. These film nights are during our residential school.
The second movie will be The Big Kahuna on Tuesday July 7th in the Sulman Room. Sessional lecturer Revd Dr Wayne Brighton who is teaching the subject Being the Church, will facilitate some discussion afterwards about the film.
The night begins at 7pm,
St Marks National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall Street, Barton
The future of Australian Church History -
St Mark's National Theological Centre invites you to its commencement night and panel discussion concerning the future of Australian Church History with Dr Geoff Treloar, Emeritus Professor Brian H Fletcher OAM, Professor Tom Frame and St Mark’s Dr Michael Gladwin.
Professor Fletcher’s recent book, An English Church in Australian Soil: Anglicanism, Australian society and the English connection since 1788, and Dr Michael Gladwin’s book Anglican Clergy in Australia 1788-1850: building a British World will also be launched.
14 July 2015 from 7pm, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Blackall Street, Barton.
SU Leadership Conference -
The SU Leadership Conference for students in years 9-12 is being held in Canberra from 15-17 July 2015. The aim is to equip current and future leaders by helping youth to realise their potential.
From time to time people ask me what I’m reading...or what I’d recommend. In the last few months I’ve completed and would indeed recommend the following:
At a service of Choral Evensong at St Paul's Manuka, the Revd Dr Brian Douglas was collated as Archdeacon for South Canberra. Brian takes over from the Revd Bronwyn Suptut.
A full gallery is available on the diocese's Facebook page.
The Next Culture War - addressing poverty - New York Times
The Next Great Christian Apologist - Church Plants
‘Put Jesus up front,’ presiding bishop-elect of the Episcopal Church urges - Episcopal News Service
How Do I Respond When People Leave Our Church? - Church Plants
The 5 Commandments of Fatherhood - Faith Street