David Ould

David Ould
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David is the Rector of Glenquarie Anglican Church in Sydney, Australia. He is married to Jacqui, who he met whilst at All Souls, Langham Place in London. They have three Ouldlets.David also contributes to the blog at Stand Firm, the largest and most popular orthodox Anglican website in North America, if not the world, and also sit on the council of the Anglican Church League in Sydney.

A Modest Gospel Proposal for Australia Day

Here in the great southern land it’s Australia Day, the anniversary of 26 January 1788 when the First Fleet landed at Port Jackson (which incorporates...

A Scent of Sense over the Census?

OK, I’ll admit it, half the reason for writing this article is simply to get that headline at the top.But the other half is...

Orlando – Grief in a Time of Culture War

Like me, you have more than likely been staggered by the tragedy of the nightclub murders in Orlando, Florida. It seems inconceivable that someone...

Genderqueer, Australian Flags, Trump, Baal; Pots and Kettles

For the past few months Australia’s chattering classes (and a whole bunch of other people besides) have been discussing debating and (in true Orwellian...

How Legalism Has Destroyed the Anglican Communion

It’s now over 3 months since the pivotal Primates’ Gathering in Canterbury. Much water has passed under the bridge since then and many readers...

How to Think Safely About Sanctuary

I just love Australia. It’s been my home for well over a decade now and my children, all born here, know no other way...

Break and Enter

When I arrived at my church's offices early this morning I got a shock. The main office door had been efficiently kicked in and...

A Just War

In 1942, at the parsonage of the Lutheran church he shepherded in central Austria, my grandfather received the following slip of paper; his call-up...

The Planned Parenthood Controversy – Baby Parts for Sale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IojqOMWTgv8Last night, for the umpteenth time, the 1999 film “The Matrix” was on TV. I flicked over and found myself in the middle of...

40 Questions, Yet Only One Question is Needed

One of the conversations carrying on in the Christian blog world at the moment is the dialogue over Matthew Vine’s “40 questions for Christians...

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