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May 29 2008 By virtueonline Thousands of Young Christians Adopt 'Humble Orthodoxy'

Over the last four days, some 3,500 young adults engaged in the study Scripture while leaving the self righteousness at home. The young Christians traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the 2008 New Attitude conference to focus on "God's Word" and take up "humble orthodoxy" - believing, living and representing biblical truth with humility.

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April 09 2008 By virtueonline Is Evangelism an "Un Anglican Thing To Do" - David Valentini

This is an important subject to discuss because, for at least 200 years, there has been a mild division between Anglo-Catholic, Broad and Low Churchmen, and Evangelicals; each side believes that their approach to the Faith is superior to the others.

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March 12 2008 By virtueonline What Makes a Church Missional?

Clearly, we need to examine the range of perspectives hiding under the term missional if we're to make use of insights learned in the missional-church discussion.

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March 02 2008 By virtueonline Fresh Expressions giving birth to new forms of church

Edited by Dr Steven Croft, the Archbishops' Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, Mission-shaped Questions explores some of the key issues facing churches as they seek to develop new ways of 'being and doing church' for the twenty-first century, in a society that is becoming increasingly mobile, less socially cohesive, and has a weaker understanding of the Christian faith than older generations.

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March 02 2008 By virtueonline Fresh Expressions giving birth to new forms of church

Edited by Dr Steven Croft, the Archbishops' Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, Mission-shaped Questions explores some of the key issues facing churches as they seek to develop new ways of 'being and doing church' for the twenty-first century, in a society that is becoming increasingly mobile, less socially cohesive, and has a weaker understanding of the Christian faith than older generations.

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February 06 2008 By virtueonline SCRIPTURE - REVELATION OR SPECULATION? - Canon Michael Green

After nearly a decade of trying to find common ground with TEC, the Global South archbishops and some others had given up hope of achieving anything by that route, and had determined to set up a Conference which would be positive, visionary and encouraging, going back to the earliest roots of Christianity, not shackled by half belief, playing at church and skepticism.

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February 02 2008 By virtueonline Gerry Charlotte Phelps - From Radical Activist To Radical Christian

While teaching economics at the University of Houston, she was arrested for armed robbery, March 22, 1969, and sent to prison with a 35 year sentence. A radical leftist, she worked for civil rights for black people and opposed the war in Viet Nam. The robbery was to fund an anti-war newspaper.

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January 29 2008 By virtueonline WASHINGTON: Mainline Church Problems Need Evangelical Solution - Rick Warren

During the Cathedral's weekly Sunday Forum: Critical Issues in the Light of Faith, Lloyd asked Warren how mainlines should tackle the problem.

"100 years ago the phrase 'social gospel' first came out," Warren responded. "Some people took that to mean only if we reform the social government and society and not personal faith in Christ Jesus - that is, if we make the world a better place - we don't need personal redemption."

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January 19 2008 By virtueonline ONTARIO: Starting a Church from Scratch. Houston Evangelical Manifesto

"We left everything behind when we left our former churches," says Jim Blumer, a parishioner and spokesperson for St. Barnabas Anglican Church, part of the conservative breakaway group Anglican Coalition in Canada.

Blumer's wife, Louise, made the cloth hangings that adorn the walls of the hall at the local Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where St. Barnabas rents space to worship.

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January 13 2008 By virtueonline Is American Christianity Turning Charismatic?

A decade ago, three out of ten adults claimed to be charismatic or Pentecostal Christians. Today, 36% of Americans accept that designation. That corresponds to approximately 80 million adults. (For the Barna survey, this included people who said they were a charismatic or Pentecostal Christian, that they had been "filled with the Holy Spirit" and who said they believe that "the charismatic gifts, such as tongues and healing, are still valid and active today.")

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