Sunday, November 02, 2008

What future for women in ministry?

Over at the Sydney Anglicans website Narelle Jarrett has a good article on what future for women in ministry? This shows that you can have a religious body that is thoroughly complementarian but also genuinely concerned with seeing women's ministerial potential recognized and utilized. On the same site is the news that Moore College has officially gone co-ed. No doubt some will think that these moves do not go far enough (Sydney Anglicans can debate that among themselves), but it is certainly a step in the right direction. On another note, I should point out the interesting news that the Australian Diocese of Canberra and Goulbern has elected Stuart Robinson to be it's bishop (interesting because he's a Sydney Anglican and Canberra is Anglo-Catholic last time I checked).


Peter McKeague said...


As a Minister ordained in Canberra & Goulburn Diocese, although I'm now elsewhere, you are mistaken that the Diocese is Anglo-Catholic. It is quite diverse, with strong Evangelical and Broad Church elements along with some Anglo-Catholics. Stuart Robinson's election is nevertheless a very interesting move.

Michael F. Bird said...

Rodger that. Most of my contact with the C&B diocese has been through St. Mark's grads who were Anglo-Catholic types. I'll take the correction (I am a Brisbanite any way). I concur, most interesting development.