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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.

22nd June 2018

The Global Anglican Futures...

22nd June 2018

It all happened more than ten years ago but listening to the Rev Rico Tice, from the Church of England,  explain why he left the Archbishops’ Task Force for Evangelism brought it all flo

22nd June 2018

Article about Eliab Bakatagura, a lay Canon and a Gafcon delegate from Ankole Diocese, Uganda. He shares his experiences of the GAFCON 2018 Dead Sea Tour.

30th May 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.

22nd February 2018

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.

10th January 2018

In this blog, Dr Peter Jensen considers whether the current focus on sexuality hinders our presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

21st November 2017

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.

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.

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