General Secretary's Blog
Archbishop Peter Jensen was General Secretary of Gafcon from its beginnings in 2008 until the end of 2018 when he was succeeded by Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi. Archbishop Jensen is a graduate of the Universities of London, Sydney and Oxford and has taught Historical and Systematic Theology. He was ordained in Sydney in 1969 and was the Principal of Moore Theological College from 1985 until he was elected Archbishop of Sydney in 2001, a post he held until he retired in 2013. He is the author of several books and gave the Boyer Lectures, broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2005 on the subject of The Future of Jesus. He is married to Christine and they have five adult children and twenty four grandchildren.
In this last blog as General Secretary, Dr Peter Jensen characteristically places the gospel at the heart of his message.
In his latest blog, Archbishop Peter Jensen discusses who is really to blame for the brokeness of the ordinary structures of the Anglican Communion in light of the decision made last week by the...
In this blog, Peter Jensen offers some personal reflections on Jerusalem 2018.
In this article, Archbishop Peter Jensen explores the distinction between sin existing in the church and doctrine being changed and blessing what God condemns.
Peter Jensen asks whether committed relationships between two Christians of the same sex are acceptable. He argues that western churches have drifted from truth on this issue.
In this blog, Dr Peter Jensen considers whether the current focus on sexuality hinders our presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Peter Jensen discusses how all attending GAFCON 2018 will bring the "special gift of fellowship" and how those not attending still have a crucial role to play.
Peter Jensen refutes the idea that Gafcon is both divisive and opposed to the Anglican Communion. He also reiterates why Gafcon exists.
Archbishop Peter Jensen reflects on Jerusalem 2008 and Nairobi 2013, explaining why Future Conferences are so important. He concludes by looking forward to Jerusalem 2018.
Archbishop Peter Jensen challenges the idea that in regard to the Bible's teaching on same-sex marriage, it is possible to hold a 'middle ground' position.
In this blog article, Peter Jensen discusses the current divisions in the Anglican Communion, why such division matters so much and how Gafcon should respond.
In his fourth blog marking the 500th anniversary of the reformation, Peter Jensen considers martyrdom, and how the Oxford Martyrs gave their lives for the true, biblical gospel.
Peter Jensen reflects on the life and work of William Tyndale, whose belief in the clarity of scripture led him to translate the Bible into English.
In the second in his series of blogs marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Peter Jensen reflects on a favourite bible verse - 1 Timothy 1:15.
In the first of a series of blogs on the reformation, Peter Jensen writes on the sinfulness of the human race and the danger of the soul.
Dr Peter Jensen responds to a controversial and revealing interview given by the General Secretary of the Anglican Communion.
In this blog, Peter Jensen explores the term 'homophobia', arguing that whilst Christians have been guilty of unkind attitudes, bullying and discrimination toward homosexuals, this word is being...
Having previously written on the birth, need and future of GAFCON, General Secretary Peter Jensen writes that the heart of GAFCON is communion - a fellowship of many different peoples united in...
In this article, Peter Jensen explains what the word 'unity' means in its true biblical context. Arguing that some have wrongly interpreted it's meaning, he states that there cannot be unity with...