Collect of the Day
O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
The Anglican Church League website announces that the election of Glenn Davies as the new Archbishop of Sydney is confirmed.
You can view the story here: Glenn Davies elected Archbishop. My minister friend, David Knox, who is the son of the late D. Broughton Knox, tells me that Glenn Davies earned his Ph.D. in theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia many years ago. Davies, it would appear, was a good choice for the office of archbishop. I am assuming that he is a five point Calvinist as was his predecessor, Dr. Peter Jennings.
The Sydney Diocese is one of the few Anglican dioceses in the world that is low church, Evangelical, and Reformed or Calvinist. Although they do not nail things down as tightly as I would prefer, I can say with confidence that this is probably the most conservative, Evangelical, and Calvinist Anglican diocese in the world. Perhaps Dr. R. Scott Clark and others in the Presbyterian world need to be more aware of this fact? That is particularly so when he is allegedly a professor of the history of theology. In short, it is possible to be both an Anglican and a thoroughgoing Calvinist.