The grumpy bishop

An agenda for Sunday Meetings?

March 5, 2012 | Robert ForsythHere’s a Contemporary Sunday liturgy that has not been included in Common Prayer: Resources for gospel-shaped gatherings.
What do you think?

MP3 files from Corinth

March 9, 2010 | Robert ForsythI wonder whether the provision of MP3s of sermons of great preachers is in danger of creating another Corinthian problem.

Attacking Abbott (and chastity)

January 30, 2010 | Robert ForsythA comment on Richard Glover's ABC local radio program captured for me what's been happening to Tony Abbott this week: there is a dangerous anti-Christian sectarianism in Australia.

Testing the limits of power and polity

January 19, 2010 | Robert Forsyth(This really happened) Rector to new parish councillor: 'I think parish councils are totally unnecessary. I like to make all the important decisions.'

Giving clergy a dressing down

January 3, 2010 | Robert Forsyth'Why are clergy the worst dressed people in church?' said a lay friend of mine the other day.

Over-egging the evangelistic pudding?

September 22, 2009 | Robert ForsythIf you truly love Christ, and other people, how could you not be passionate about promoting the gospel? And yet, sometimes I wonder whether we do damage to it by kind of overselling it.

Worship: a fruitless debate?

September 6, 2009 | Robert Forsyth"If you don't go to church to worship I don't know what we go for"

Solution for our Oprah-style services?

August 23, 2009 | Robert ForsythThe-group-formerly-known-as-the-Archbishop's-Liturgical-Panel has been beavering away and is about to unleash a new website with resources for people constructing of our church services.

Why being Anglican matters

August 9, 2009 | Robert ForsythI am speaking at a conference in Adelaide on what has become more and more a controversial world-wide question.

Why is Christian music so dull?

July 26, 2009 | Robert ForsythI find as I move around the churches, contemporary Christian music certainly doesn't...

‘God in control’? Hmmmm

July 10, 2009 | Robert Forsyth"God is in control" - is it the most helpful thing to say to anyone in crisis? Today a bit of reflection on theology...

Eye of media storm

June 12, 2009 | Robert ForsythIt's not often you find yourself two days in a row on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald and twice being phoned at the crack of dawn to appear on ABC breakfast radio.

Church is no laughing matter

May 31, 2009 | Robert ForsythI am frankly sick of "leaders" ruining the atmosphere of the meeting/service and disrupting the focus on God with half-baked comic lines.

Did I take Connect09 too far?

May 15, 2009 | Robert ForsythIt started the Friday before with a call from Radio 2GB about an offensive poster appearing around Sydney... Virgins wanted.

You think I am grumpy?

April 24, 2009 | Robert ForsythHere are God's basic rules of how we should live. A brief list of sacred obligations and solemn moral precepts and right at the end of it is 'Don't envy your buddy's cow.'