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July 31 2016 By dvirtue Keep the Confederate Windows

I have much sympathy for Revd. Hunter's appeal to hold up an ideal of racial equality in the face of a collective history which has for so long promoted exactly the opposite. Breaking down the arbitrary barriers which have divided those of different skin colors is a principle worth lauding and, in this sense, I understand Revd. Hunter's desire to replace a false ideal, that of the superiority of the so-called white race, with the gospel ideal of humanity created in the image of God.

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July 25 2016 By dvirtue J. I. PACKER: The Greatest Admirer of the Church of South India

The decision at the Lambeth 1948 cannot easily be wiped away from the memory of an ardent and faithful member of the CSI when it decided, "The fact that the Church of South India will not be a member of the group of Churches called the Anglican Communion will inevitably impose on our brethren a temporary severance of close and treasured relationships, in council and synod, with their brethren in North India."

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July 23 2016 By dvirtue A Brief Word to J. I. Packer on His 90th Birthday

First, few theologians are as thoroughly and pervasively Christo-centric as Packer. When I was writing my book, Packer on the Christian Life, I was repeatedly and pleasantly surprised by the way in which all exegesis, theological reflection, and pastoral application were grounded in the truth of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. It was the odd page in Packer's writings that didn't include a hymn of praise or a prayer of adoration focused on the person of Jesus.

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July 20 2016 By dvirtue How NOT to handle the Word of God correctly

For those of you who may not have heard of the Rev. Dr. Paul, he was from 2005-2013 Dean of Studies and lecturer in New Testament and Practical Theology at St. John's College Nottingham (an historically evangelical college for those training for ministry in the Church of England). He did his PhD on Paul Ricouer's hermeneutic of metaphor and the interpretation of the Book of Revelation.

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July 17 2016 By dvirtue Remove the Confederate Windows

The Bishop of the Diocese of Washington and the Cathedral Chapter appointed a Task Force Committee to bring forth some solution on how to deal with the controversy of removing the confederate windows. At the same time the Cathedral Chapter began the search process of choosing a new Dean. In the unusual short time of five months the Cathedral Chapter had reached and made the decision to call the new Dean.

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July 16 2016 By dvirtue Nice teaches Facebook generation they have enemies not just friends

In your world of Alice in Wonderland, evil only happens on TV screens in far-off Rwanda or Rawalpindi where barbaric black Africans or uncivilised brown Asians hack each other to death. In your world of the Enlightenment, progress is inevitable, science is invincible, democracy is unshakeable and individual rights are impregnable. Let's sing 'Glory to man in the highest' and there will be peace to all people on earth.

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July 15 2016 By dvirtue Teetering on the Brink: Shared Conversations at Synods

It has been a troubling week for Western Anglicanism. The Canadian General Synod, after some bureaucratic confusion, carried a motion to accept recommendations for the full adoption of same-sex 'marriage' by the church -- the decision will become canon law in 2019. There was no real shock here. The Anglican Church of Canada has long been in the vanguard of assaulting the orthodox teaching of the church on sexuality and revelling in their divisiveness.

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July 15 2016 By dvirtue Goodbye to the Anglican Church of Canada

Justice is understood to be something strictly human, having nothing to do with obedience to any divine command or conformity to any pattern 'laid up in heaven.' Moral principles, like all other social conventions are something 'made on earth.' Human freedom requires that the principles of justice be the product of human agreement or consent, that is, they must be the result of a contract, and these principles must therefore be rooted in an understanding of the interests of human be

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July 14 2016 By dvirtue San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court

The result is that the Episcopal Church (USA)'s Machiavellian strategy of organizing a minority group that pretends to be the only diocese in the region after one of its former dioceses votes (by an overwhelming majority of laity and clergy) to realign with a more orthodox denomination has succeeded in California, much the same as it did in Pittsburgh.

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July 13 2016 By dvirtue Kenyan Anglican Leader Excoriates GAFCON Primates over Same-Sex Issues in Africa

GAFCON should be out on the ground especially on the African continent empowering young people on how to say no to same sex marriage groups which are gaining momentum in Africa every day.

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