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January 06 2017 By dvirtue Liberal churches are dying. But conservative churches are thriving

Faced with this troubling development, clergy members have made various efforts to revive church attendance. It was almost 20 years ago that John Shelby Spong, a U.S. bishop in the Episcopalian Church, published his book "Why Christianity Must Change or Die." It was presented as an antidote to the crisis of decline in mainline churches.

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January 04 2017 By dvirtue The Fallacy of Safe Spaces

At Brown University, students found the idea of a debate between a leftist-feminist and a libertarian-feminist so traumatic, that the university had to arrange for a safe space stocked with cookies, colouring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies.

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December 22 2016 By dvirtue No such thing as 'LGBT community', says gay columnist

He said people in sexual minorities should not be forced to 'fight under a single banner' just because they are included in the LGBT acronym.

'Sinking feeling'

He made the comments in The Times, under the headline: "Here's why I want to leave the LGBT club".

Parris said he rejects the LGBT banner which "owes much" to a flawed "post-Marxist" view of "oppressed minorities".

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December 21 2016 By dvirtue The Traumatic Foundation of Male Homosexuality

Homosexuality is, in my view, primarily a symptom of gender trauma. Although some people may have been born with biological conditions (prenatal hormonal influences, inborn emotional sensitivity) that make them especially vulnerable to such trauma, what distinguishes the male homosexual condition is that there was an interruption in the normal masculine identification process.

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December 16 2016 By dvirtue Keeping Up With the Godhead

And media coverage is certainly there in abundance. One online newspaper I was browsing through concerning a different topic featured at least nine or ten pieces on the various Kardashians and their latest escapades, fashion statements, and the like.

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December 10 2016 By dvirtue Transgender Activists Put Women At Risk, And It Affected The Election

Although we don't have Champagne in the Rust Belt marking that terrible moment, we can appreciate the pain and fear.

Women Don't Want Men And Boys In Their Restrooms

Boylan is wrong, of course. Women and parents do not want boys and men in the girls' room. And yes, some did vote Republican because they knew HRC's second largest donor was transgender billionaire Jennifer Natalya Pritzker, formerly US Army Lieutenant Colonel James Nicholas.

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December 08 2016 By dvirtue Evangelical Pastor Theologians Outline Christian Vision of Sexuality

Treat was speaking in a recent conference in suburban Chicago called "Beauty, Order, and Mystery: The Christian Vision of Sexuality," organized by the Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT). As CPT board member Dr. John Yates III explained, this center was founded to reclaim the practice of "ecclesial theology," done by pastors within the communal context of the church, as much of the great theological writing of the past was done.

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December 05 2016 By dvirtue Common Core Appeals to Archbishop of Canterbury not to cave into Same Sex Relationships

I had the privilege last year of introducing you to Dr Robert Gagnon at Lambeth Palace. His position is well known.

Also Wolfhart Pannenberg wrote, 'the biblical assessments of homosexual practice are unambiguous in their rejection'. But scholars from the other side of the debate also agree: Dan Via: "Prof Gagnon and I are in substantial agreement that the biblical texts that deal specifically with homosexuality condemn it unconditionally"

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December 01 2016 By dvirtue Can You Be Arrested for Praying Just Because of Where You Do It?

"The combination of seeing abortion victims sorted through for parts and my wife being pregnant destroyed me," he said. "She organized a protest and I've been in front of the clinic every Friday since."

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November 29 2016 By dvirtue Against the charge of Homophobia

However, in recent years the accusation of 'homophobia' has been levelled not just at these unkind attitudes towards gay people, but also reasoned biblical convictions about problems associated with homosexual practice, and any expression of concern about the power and intolerance of pressure groups. We are told that no matter how compassionate a person is towards gay people, if we do not fully embrace the goodness of the gay identity and lifestyle we are homophobes.

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