But who knows in Sydney Diocese?
It has been announced that Bishop Glenn Davies of North Sydney is to be the next Archbishop of Sydney. He is 62, so will have to retire in 8 years whereas the other candidate was only 49 and the diocese could have been stuck with him for 21 years although he apparently said he would only stay for 15.
it seems Dean Philip Jensen was campaigning for the alternative and wrote some on the surface polite criticisms of Bishop Davies. That would be the obvious reason for me to prefer Davies. I have written elsewhere that I knew Philip at University and even in those days did not like him and actually told him once he was not a real Anglican. I think he was pleased. It would be great if he was soon sacked but, of course, that will not happen but he is only a year younger than me so will soon be 70.
I also read there is an emergent generation of bright young, evangelicals, now in their early
40s, who are still conservative but seem to think for themselves. Philip must be losing his touch.
Both candidates oppose any teaching role for women in the church. they also agreed they would continue to license women to preach if a
parish asked them to, but they would not encourage the practice. Women
can only lead Bible studies if a man leads too. If the man was sick,
Glenn added, then you would not necessarily need to cancel.
Wait – what?
5 hours ago