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October 21 2016 By dvirtue UK: The Open Letter from Evangelicals to CofE Bishops

1. The Church of England is at a crossroads in her calling to bring hope and transformation to our nation. The presenting issue is that of human sexuality, in particular whether or not the Church is able to affirm sexual relationships beyond opposite sex marriage.

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October 18 2016 By dvirtue Clinton camp disses Evangelicals and Catholics in WikiLeaks E-mails

The Wikipedia definition of idiot is: "a person perceived to be lacking intelligence, or someone who acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way;" while the definition of moron is: "a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment." Each definition fits each candidate to a T. As Secretary of State, HRC has shown she lacks good judgment and The Donald repeatedly acts in a self-defeating and significantly counterproductive way.

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October 15 2016 By dvirtue Back Page Reflections On: 'this fragile earth our island home'

In those days I was a 38-year-old husband and father of two young sons with responsibility for my family and an island congregation. Assigned to the local Coast Guard Command as a reserve chaplain I was to report for duty the moment the storm ended. It was a busy time and often overwhelming.

But this time was different. I had the luxury to observe in a way I had been unable to do previously.

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October 12 2016 By dvirtue The Global South Statement from Cairo, Egypt -- Seven Takeaways

1. The Anglican Church in North America is fully recognized and in communion with the largest ecclesial body of Anglicans within the Anglican Communion

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October 12 2016 By dvirtue Welby and Francis believe six impossible things before breakfast

Captain Wobbly believes he can plug the hole in the sinking Church of Titanic Anglicanism with facilitated conversations and good disagreement. Papa Pancho thinks he can fight Islamic terrorism by equating it to punch-ups in Italian pubs. Papa Pancho also believes he can kick-start a new age of global peace by inviting British-Muslim footballer Kashif Siddiqui to a Muslim versus Catholic "Peace Match" in St Peter's Square.

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Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu is misleading people on what God says on euthanasia and assisted suicide. Today, I challenged him to radio debate. Former archbishop Desmond Tutu muddles the issues on assisted suicide in letter to the Washington Post on 6 October 2016, which was reported as front page headline on the Sunday Times 9 October. Here are five reasons Tutu is wrong and is misleading people on the Word of God and medicine.

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October 10 2016 By dvirtue CAIRO: Statement from the Global South Primates and GAFCON Primates Council Concerning Same-sex Unions

4. As we proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to a broken and wounded world, we acknowledge our own failures and weaknesses in the light of God's word, the Bible. As God's love was declared to us, before we loved God, so we declare God's love to those who neither know him nor love him.

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October 04 2016 By dvirtue The Parable of the Hyena at Night

As they continued in their conversations along the road, they came upon a most surprising sight. Heading towards them was an African archbishop, wearing his mitre that sat a tad squiff on his head and limping along as though injured. His progress was aided by three Americans from Manhattan.

When the two walking parties met, one of the Americans asked directions. 'We have lost our way,' he said.

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September 27 2016 By dvirtue Welby proves a wolf in shepherd's clothes as he devalues marriage

The sheep baa-ed and bleated with pleasure. Then, as the shepherd threw away his crook and began to divest himself of his shepherd's garments, they gasped in horror. The Head Shepherd was none other than their old enemy the wolf. They had been warned to beware of a wolf in sheep's clothing but they had never been warned to beware of wolves disguised in a shepherd's mitre and crosier.

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September 21 2016 By dvirtue The Parable of the Sheepdog With a White Collar

Then the master told his disciples a parable. 'A blacksmith in this town had a sheepdog that was very well trained. It won many medals and wore a beautiful white collar, of which it was very pleased. The dog was very sure of itself, especially its ability to stay in control of situations no matter how chaotic things became. Eventually, the dog took to playing in traffic. 'Look at me,' the dog would say, 'I am in control and safe even in the traffic on this busy highway!'

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