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General Secretary's Blog

Archbishop Jensen has been the General Secretary of GAFCON since its beginnings in 2008. He 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.

19th September 2017

Peter Jensen refutes the idea that Gafcon is both divisive and opposed to the Anglican Communion. He also reiterates why Gafcon exists.

22nd August 2017

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.

3rd August 2017

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.

6th June 2017

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.

25th April 2017

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.

28th March 2017

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.

2nd March 2017

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.

1st February 2017

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.

31st December 2016

Dr Peter Jensen responds to a controversial and revealing interview given by the General Secretary of the Anglican Communion.

29th November 2016

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...

3rd November 2016

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...

7th October 2016

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...

People singing in Jerusalem
18th September 2016

It’s odd.  Sometimes you would think that the church is the business of the clergy only, and the laity count for little or nothing.

4th August 2016

In January this year, the Primates of the Anglican Communion were summoned by the Archbishop of Canterbury to a meeting.  So serious is the crisis in the Communion about the authority of God’s

20th May 2016
This year, May 29th has been designated as a unique Sunday to pray for the Anglican Communion and give to the work of the larger Church. It is an exciting time to be an Anglican, and an important...
14th April 2016
Our General Secretary, Dr Peter Jensen, has written a series of reflections following the January 2016 Primates Gathering on the fundamentals underpinning the basis of our faith. This is the last in...
6th April 2016
Our General Secretary, Dr Peter Jensen, has written a series of reflections following the January 2016 Primates Gathering on the fundamentals underpinning the basis of our faith. This is the fifth in...
1st April 2016
Our General Secretary, Dr Peter Jensen, has written a series of reflections following the January 2016 Primates Gathering on the fundamentals underpinning the basis of our faith. This is the fourth...
23rd March 2016
Our General Secretary, Dr Peter Jensen, has written a series of reflections following the January 2016 Primates Gathering on the fundamentals underpinning the basis of our faith. This is the third in...
17th March 2016
Our General Secretary, Dr Peter Jensen, has written a series of reflections following the January 2016 Primates Gathering on the fundamentals underpinning the basis of our faith. This is the second...

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