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March 08 2017 By dvirtue UK: Outlaw street preachers says Archdeacon Martin

Michael Overd of Creech St Michael, Somerset and Michael Stockwell of Selden, New York were fined £300 and ordered to pay costs after a magistrate at Bristol Magistrates Court found them guilty of disorderly conduct and using 'threatening and abusive words ... likely to cause alarm'.

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March 08 2017 By dvirtue Evangelicals Must Stick With Church Despite 'False Teaching' On Gay Marriage, Says the Bishop of Maidstone

'In the face of false teaching, the Apostle Paul tells Timothy both to keep his distance from it but also to continue in patient teaching,' Bishop Thomas writes. 'He recognises that this may involve suffering.'

The 'floating' bishop, whose position was installed to appease conservatives, offers oversight to those parishes who refuse to recognise female ordination but find themselves under a woman bishop.

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March 06 2017 By dvirtue The End of Church & State?

It wasn't just the hunger for 'free love' as it became described; other factors affected faith,- like the horror of the two world wars; as if it was somehow God's fault that having given us free will, we exercised it to slaughter each other in unimaginable numbers.

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March 06 2017 By dvirtue CHURCH OF ENGLAND: Drawing conclusions from the Iwerne scandal

Much of the post-war resurgence of Anglican Evangelicalism can be attributed to the leadership given by those formed at and by Iwerne. Against this background, how justified is the broadside against the whole constituency occasioned by the one man's appalling behaviour and launched by Professor Linda Woodhead and Andrew Brown (Comment, 17 February)?

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March 04 2017 By dvirtue Lambeth Palace letter suggests 'indistinguishable' blessing after same-sex marriage

The letter was written to Dr Richard and Matthew Edwards, who married last year in Birmingham Register Office. Both are members of the PCC at St Paul's, Birmingham. Dr Edwards is the treasurer, and Matthew Edwards the vice-chair and a churchwarden. They have been together for five years, and got engaged in 2015. Before they married, they wrote to the Archbishop of Canterbury for guidance.

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February 25 2017 By dvirtue Opponent of female priests urged to decline bishop of Sheffield post

Percy claims there is a "substantial amount of resistance building up" to North's appointment, which he says would "represent the toleration of gender-based sectarianism".

In 2012, North stepped aside from his appointment as bishop of Whitby after protests over his opposition to women in the ministry. He is currently the suffragan bishop of Burnley; Sheffield, a diocesan post, is a promotion.

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February 21 2017 By dvirtue Memo To Bewildered Bishops - Please Be Shepherds, Not Sheep

We all know the seemingly irreconcilable theological positions of those who, on the one hand, believe sexuality to be a matter akin to the civil rights struggle, votes for women and so on -- and those who, on the other, believe it is an issue in which the authority of the Bible and people's eternal salvation are at stake.

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February 20 2017 By dvirtue UK: Top bishop's diocese is under fire over a child sex abuse 'cover-up' after a trainee vicar raped two Christian girls

But the diocese did not take any action, saying it could cause further upset to the victims.

Oxford-educated Timothy Storey was jailed for 15 years last April after a court heard how he groomed hundreds of children on Facebook, using his position as children's pastor to prey on 'weak, insecure girls'.

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February 18 2017 By dvirtue Historical basis for policy of 'radical inclusion' in the Church of England

'Baal and Yahweh offer complimentary insights into the oneness of worship we are all seeking. Both faiths believe in a supreme god in whose image we are made and which excludes no one. We celebrate our common origin, as indicated by the names themselves ('Lord'). It is acknowledged that Baal worship involves the use of images which traditional Yahwism forbids. But it must be remembered that such images are not crude primitive idols or manifestations of deity, but aids in devotion.

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February 17 2017 By dvirtue On Synod, sexuality and not "Taking note"

43 to 1 amongst the bishops (but it turns out the 1 against was an error, and one abstention was not registered);
93 to 100 with 2 abstentions amongst the clergy; and
106 to 83 with 4 abstentions amongst the laity.
Because of the clergy vote, the motion to 'Take note' was not passed.

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