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November 30 2016 By dvirtue Anglican cleric takes to task Archbishops' Secretary General over GAFCON UK Paper on SS Practice

"The teaching of the Church of England on matters relating to same-sex practice and unions is, and remains, as set out in the document issued by the Church's House of Bishops in 1991 Issues in Human Sexuality. That document pre-dates the Lambeth Conference of 1998, and is consistent with the resolution 1:10 of the Conference."

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November 29 2016 By dvirtue CROSSING THE RUBICON: Lambeth Resolution I.10, the Church of England, and the Anglican Communion

I was present at the 1998 Lambeth Conference where the Resolution was passed, and I published an analysis of its text and significance. It was approved overwhelmingly by the bishops of the Communion, including the then Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, but was rejected immediately thereafter by the majority of bishops in the Episcopal Church USA. The rejection led to nearly two decades of strife within the Communion which continues to this day.

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November 28 2016 By dvirtue 'Rebel Priest' Rev Jules Gomes: Rowan Williams is more dangerous than Donald Trump

Dr. Williams is an eyebrow, oops, I mean, highbrow academic. Every statement he makes dies the death of a hundred footnotes and a thousand qualifications. Journalist Steven Glover likens Rowan-speak to 'wading through cold porridge with a lead weight attached to one's feet.' Benjamin Disraeli might have described him as a 'sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.'

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November 20 2016 By dvirtue Model BBC Radio Interview by GAFCON UK Chairman

1). Canon Lines was dignified. Bishop Holtam kept interrupting and had at one point to be brought to order by the presenter Edward Stourton. Bishop Holtam kept calling Canon Lines 'Andy' as if he were dealing with an awkward toddler whereas Canon Lines referred to the Bishop of Salisbury once as 'Bishop Holtam'. This added to the reasonable and courteous tone Canon Lines managed to achieve in contrast to that of his opponent

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November 13 2016 By dvirtue The Truth about Millennials

For nine years as a college professor I have worked closely with millennials as have my academic colleagues. Together we have had exposure to thousands of millennials. This contact has shown that the caricature simply does not apply to the vast majority of millennials. Reaching percentages of 90% or higher, the millennials we know are nothing like what is said of them in the caricature.

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November 10 2016 By dvirtue Queen agrees to take back America following election

"I feel sure that with his radiating personality, his penchant for saying the right thing at the right time, his intellectual rigor and calmness, that we could strike a deal that would bring America back into the British fold especially as we have just withdrawn ourselves from the European Union and their economy and have a new go it alone mentality.

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November 09 2016 By dvirtue "Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease..."

I had Christian models to help me see what good Christians looked and acted like (none of whom looked or behaved like the man elected to the presidency last night). Furthermore, because of my conversion I was enabled to receive a higher education in general arts and theology, both of which heightened my keenness to do better throughout my life. As my life progressed I more and more grew in the gift of discernment.

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November 06 2016 By dvirtue Election 2016: It's All Been Done Before

The slurs, innuendos and down-right nastiness would send modern safe-spacers into apoplexy. Jefferson referred to Adams 'hermaphroditical' character. Adams responded that Jefferson was the son of a 'half-breed squaw and a Virginia mulatto father'.

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November 02 2016 By dvirtue Elections Matter: A Look at the Fallout From the 2009 Election of the Bishop of Upper South Carolina

For example, in the run up to the 2009 election of Andrew Waldo to become the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, a small band of conservatives looked at the candidates and decided that Waldo would likely pursue a liberal agenda which would lead to a decline in the diocese in the long term (I think some of us used the term "disaster").

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October 31 2016 By dvirtue Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth

Maybe I wouldn't need to lose everything to have Jesus. Maybe the gospel wouldn't ruin me while I waited, waited, waited for the Lord to build me back up after he convicted me of my sin, and I suffered the consequences. Maybe it would go differently for me than it did for Paul, Daniel, David, and Jeremiah. Maybe Jesus could save me without afflicting me. Maybe the Lord would give to me respectable crosses (Matt. 16:24). Manageable thorns (2 Cor. 12:7).

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