Author Archives: kiwianglo

About kiwianglo

Retired Anglican priest, living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardent supporter of LGBT Community, and blogger on 'Thinking Anglicans UK' site. Theology: liberal, Anglo-Catholic & traditional. regarding each person as a unique expression of Christ, and therefore lovable.

SYNOD of ALL Catholics – Accent on Pastoral Ministry

Most Anglicans are used by now to the fact that Synodical Government – with participating voices from bishops, clergy and laity – is a preferred way of discerning: “What the Spirit is saying to The Church”. This has long now … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Problem of ‘Christian Nationalism’ in the U.S.A.

In the maelstrom that is U.S. Politics today, the place of so-called ‘Christian Nationalism’ is brought to the forefront. Not unlike the religious fundamentalism being displayed in Iran and Afghanistan at this present time, The Christian Far-Right in North America … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ORTHODOXY – ‘Right Belief’ or ‘Conservative Dogmatism’

“Sex and marriage are set aside as minor ethical conundrums or minimized as a distraction from more urgent concerns. The bigger concerns may be racial justice and poverty (for those left of center) or missions and evangelism (for the more … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sydney Diocese announces new relationship to A.C.C.

“Speaking at a pre-synod dinner, Dr Davies, who is the first bishop of the diocese of the Southern Cross, said that, if Sydney diocese really cared for Australia, the ‘best clergy’ and lay people should be sent to dioceses where … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Women and The Church – New Zealand

We Anglicans have long prided ourselves on the radical inclusion of women as part and parcel of the ministry and mission of our churches around the world. Now is the time for Roman Catholic women to be accorded what they … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

King Charles II – will protect the human rights of ALL people of Faith

In this provocative article by Lynda Rose, in ‘Christian Today‘, she is questioning the integrity of King Charles III, whose democratic Christian conscience has led him to embrace the legal protection of every person of faith – rather than the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Church and Homophobia

Franciscan, Father Dniel P. Horan, a professor of theology at Notre Dame University in Indiana, here questions the place of institutional homophobia and sexism that is still driving people away from the Church. Relating the Gospel example of Jesus’ treatment … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Queen Elizabeth – ‘Fidei Defensor’

In this particular tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II of England, on Radio N.Z. News, the former Archbishop of Aotearoa/New Zealand, Sir David Moxon, describes what he personally observed – at a Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Episcopalians urged to support S/S Marriage Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to debate the continued legality of Same Sex Marriage in the U.S.A – in the same way in which the issue of legal Abortion Rights was recently discussed; before they were overturned by a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A humbler, more open Church – Pope Francis

In a visit largely unreported in the West, Pope Francis attended a recent Conference of World Religions in Kazakhstan. In his speech the Pope showed his openness to other religious communities, recognising their common humanitarian beginnings, with the warning that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment