Anglican Diocese of Armidale

The Anglican Diocese of Armidale exists to glorify God by introducing people to Jesus and helping them home to heaven.


In Focus

What should I do then with Jesus?

“What should I do then with Jesus, who is called Messiah?” Perhaps this is not a question that occupies your mind, but then perhaps an article like this one will start the occupation. Jesus Christ is not a person people have ever been able to be ambivalent about. The soundness of His ethics, the power of His miracles, the authority with which He spoke, His sacrifices of love and His promises of life are all things not easily trivialised. Read More »

Sure Foundations

The Bible is full of wisdom for those who are prepared to look. In fact, we quote its wisdom sometimes not even realising where it comes from. Read More »

God doesn't need you but he does want you

God is really quite liberating when you think of Him. He allows you to draw your own conclusions and consequences. Read More »

Four lives of great worth

The unborn should never be put to death as a result of personal promiscuity or some designer lifestyle that the designer baby needs to fit. The unborn should not suffer the economics of personal choice. The unborn should not be the casualty of the shame that someone might feel or what others might think. Read More »

Are the Nationals the 'New Greens'?

Are the Nationals the ‘New Greens’? Has the National Party been commandeered by the Progressive Left? What does the National Party stand for any more? Read More »

A voice from the womb

While you may not remember the womb, I have to say that our inside experience is like a first class motel. We have our own pool they call the “Amniotic” and there’s food and drink on tap while we swim. The perfect conditions for retreat, exercise and general good health. Read More »

Abortion bill

It is never easy to take on people you largely appreciate but some issues demand it. That is where I am currently at with our State Members, Kevin Anderson and Adam Marshall. It is a little staggering that after weeks of writing articles on family I have to write in the hope of saving our children from the poor decisions of our politicians. Read More »

Helpful words for Mothers

I love my mum! I love the mother of my children! I love the mothers of my grandchildren! My mum’s no longer alive, my wife’s years of mothering are paying a great dividend and the mothers of my grandchildren are learning what mothers have to put up with. Read More »

Love and hate

Over the last year or so I have noticed that people have becomes very conversant with hate. Hate has become a word we apply to the comments of those we disagree with. We have even given it the title, “Hate speech”. Read More »

Seasons of Parenting

I will never forget the first time I heard a flustered parent react to out of control children. Her response? “Makes you realise why some animals eat their own young.” I laughed but I understood her exasperation. Read More »