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April 16 2017 By dvirtue WE WANT BARABBAS -- A Destructive Episcopal Trend in the Anglican Communion

Who put Jesus to death? -- a question relevant for this passion week. Pope Benedict XVI answered the question thus: The real group of accusers are the current Temple authorities, joined in the context of the Passover amnesty by the "crowd" of Barabbas' supporters. Geza Vermes agreed with the Pope: the guilt lies, he declared, with the temple aristocracy and the pro-Barabbas mob.

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April 10 2017 By dvirtue TSUNAMI!

As of 2017, less than 1% of those born prior to 1946, remain in the workforce. Following this group are two “waves” of baby boomers - those born between 1946 and 1954 (the first wave) and those born between 1955 and 1964 (the second wave). In 2017, the first wave makes up 11% of the workforce, while the second wave is at 16%, making boomers 27% of the workforce today. The rest of the workforce is made up of Generation X and the Millennials.

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April 09 2017 By dvirtue Why the Arguments for a Third Way do not Work

It seems likely that in the months to come there will be strong pressure on Evangelicals in the Church of England who are not willing to go all the way in accepting same-sex relationships to at least adopt this kind of third way approach and so in this post I want to explain why I think the three arguments for this this approach noted above are mistaken.

The reason that the first argument is mistaken is because it does not do justice to what St. John is saying in John 1:14.

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April 07 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal Church Elects Normal Bishop

“What is stunning is that he got through the ecclesiastical net, especially as we now have a committee set up to pre-vet all potential bishops, and someone like this is clearly unacceptable, so I need to know how he got through the net. I am horrified.”

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April 05 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal Church Forms Title Company, Acquires Law Firm

"The [title insurance] problem appears to be with our [so-called] Dennis Canon," said a Church spokesperson at the national headquarters in New York City.

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April 01 2017 By dvirtue Can Mathematics Transform the Episcopal Church?

There has been something incredibly sad in watching the current Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s attempt to return the 1960’s civil rights movement as a defining issue. And the world has come too far for any serious thinker to equate true justice with transgender toilet choice. As the old joke states, it’s not ‘rocket surgery.’ Just close stall door and get on with it.

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March 29 2017 By dvirtue Athanasius, Irenaeus, and the Church of England Bus

But to be alive also means staying alert to what is changing around us. Staying alive can also mean evading the grip of spiritual death, as in a fit of jealously our spiritual enemy sets out to rob us of what God has given us at such cost. The faithful church has always taken heresy seriously since it threatens to deprive us of what Christ won for us.

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March 27 2017 By dvirtue Hashtags and Teddy Bears will not quell radical Islam

Over the next few days, it will swell into a full-blown liturgy of pseudo-lament. The rubrics for the ritual have received a canonical imprimatur from the Synod of Virtual Signallers. Breitbart editor Raheem Kassam catalogues the sacred accoutrements: 'Teddy bears, tears, candles, cartoons, murals, mosaics, flowers, flags, projections, hashtags, balloons, wreaths, lights, vigils, scarves, and more.'

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March 24 2017 By dvirtue The Gathering Storm: Religious Liberty in the Wake of the Sexual Revolution

Speaking thirty years ago, Attorney General Meese warned that "there are ideas which have gained influence in some parts of our society, particularly in some important and sophisticated areas that are opposed to religious freedom and freedom in general. In some areas there are some people that have espoused a hostility to religion that must be recognized for what it is, and expressly countered."[1]

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March 20 2017 By dvirtue The Shack -- The Missing Art of Evangelical Discernment

In the shack, "Mack" meets the divine Trinity as "Papa," an African-American woman; Jesus, a Jewish carpenter; and "Sarayu," an Asian woman who is revealed to be the Holy Spirit. The book is mainly a series of dialogues between Mack, Papa, Jesus, and Sarayu. Those conversations reveal God to be very different than the God of the Bible. "Papa" is absolutely non-judgmental, and seems most determined to affirm that all humanity is already redeemed.

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