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June 27 2017 By dvirtue An open letter to (lesbian) Jayne Ozanne, from a CIT Director - Dermot O'Callaghan

Jayne also said that under Synod's standing orders she would not be able to withdraw her motion even if she wanted to. I am surprised at this -- in the Church of Ireland such a withdrawal is readily possible.

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June 20 2017 By dvirtue Britain Fears a Culture War. But Evangelicals Aren't Going to Fight

With her loss of 13 seats, Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Theresa May was sent scrambling to form a coalition government in what is now a hung Parliament. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is in negotiations to be the likely partner.

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June 15 2017 By dvirtue ROME, Italy: Pro-Abort Anglican Philosopher Appointed to Pontifical Academy for Life

During an interview in 2011 Nigel, an Anglican minister and Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the U.K.'s University of Oxford, stated, "I would be inclined to draw the line for abortion at 18 weeks after conception, which is roughly about the earliest time when there is some evidence of brain activity and therefore of consciousness."

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June 14 2017 By dvirtue Strangers in a Strange Land: Christianity and Contemporary Culture

One famous assessment of the options was the very influential 1951 volume by the Protestant theologian and ethicist H. Richard Niebuhr, Christ and Culture. In it he examined five major ways believers over the centuries have interacted with culture. These include "Christ against Culture" and "Christ the Transformer of Culture".

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June 08 2017 By dvirtue Debating transgender

I was approached to discuss this with Chris on last weekend's Sunday programme on Radio 4, and if you want to see how complex and challenging this debate is going to be, then you can listen to our discussion on iPlayer starting at 30 minutes into the programme.

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June 07 2017 By dvirtue A Faithless UK and Resurgent Islam: The Perfect Storm

While so much of the West can be described in such terms, the UK is a clear example of this. Christianity is on the decline there big time, and secularism, along with militant Islam, are rushing in to fill the gap. And as I have said before, an anaemic, value-less secularism is no match against a crusading Islam.

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May 31 2017 By dvirtue How God sustained two faithful churches through tough times

"Good Shepherd is a congregation committed to following the Lord Jesus Christ and sharing the Good News of his Life, Death, and Resurrection, through the study, exposition, proclamation and application of His Word, the Bible."

Praise God! And yet, in terms of its recent history this doesn't tell half the story.

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May 24 2017 By dvirtue Maybe It's Time For Some Reverse Creeping Sharia

A second way they might go about doing this -- although it ain't gonna happen in Muslim-majority countries -- is to flood these countries with countless Christians; fill their lands with Christian migrants; and appeal to the good will of these nations to take all these people in and grant them full citizenship rights -- with no questions asked.

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May 19 2017 By dvirtue Elderly woman, a MassResistance activist, ignites town and region by questioning "gay" flag outside church -- and standing her ground. Covered by NBC-TV in Boston

An elderly woman in ultra-liberal Carlisle, Mass. had the nerve to publicly criticize the "gay" flag outside of a church in the center of town. She caused such an inflamed reaction that it was reported in Boston's NBC-TV evening news. But she's not backing down -- which inflames the leftist reactionaries even more!

The Unitarian church in the center of Carlisle, Mass.

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May 16 2017 By dvirtue Performing Abortion is "God's Work?" The Real Story of Christianity and Abortion

In fact, one of America's most infamous abortion doctors, Dr. Willie Parker of Mississippi, has made such a claim in his new book, Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice. Parker, who refers to himself as a Christian, writes: "If you take anti-abortion rhetoric at face value, without knowing much about the Bible, you might assume that the antis have Scripture on their side. That's how dominant and pervasive their righteous rhetoric has become. but they do not.

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