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October 14 2004 By virtueonline The Ecstatic Heresy - by Robert Sanders

The Dammann case does reveal continuing differences in the United Methodist Church concerning the issue of homosexuality. The Council of Bishops is painfully aware of this disagreement. In such moments as this, we remember that our unity in Christ does not depend on unanimity of opinion. Rather, in Jesus Christ we are bound together by love that transcends our differences and calls us to stay at the table with one another.

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October 12 2004 By virtueonline ONE NATION UNDER GOD - by Stephen Noll

In the case of rule by one, we can easily identify unjust rule as tyranny, where a ruler like Saddam Hussein is oppressing his people and enriching himself. Now here is the surprise: Aristotle says that democracy is unjust: that it is possible for the people, or a majority of them, to rule for their own benefit and not for the benefit of the whole society.

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October 11 2004 By virtueonline “The Making of Spidermen" - by Paul N. Walker

And it’s a big day for Trinity – for the faculty, the staff, the board, the students and the graduates, all of whom I believe will experience the life-changing grace of God through Paul in the same way that I and scores and scores of others have.

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October 10 2004 By virtueonline A Mind in Love with God - by John Piper

The Success of Evangelicalism

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October 09 2004 By virtueonline TESTING THE FAITH: Homosexual S&M part of Christianity?

The presentations offered at the American Academy of Religion's 2004 Annual Meeting in San Antonio next month demonstrates that "bringing male homosexual behavior into the mainstream produces a slippery slope" that serves only to destroy basic societal norms rather than tame risky behavior, says Robert A. J. Gagnon, associate professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

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September 30 2004 By virtueonline Evolutionism and the Limits of Science: An interview with Prof. Mariano Artigas

Artigas, a professor of philosophy of nature and of sciences at the University of Navarre, spoke with ZENIT.

Q: The title "The Frontiers of Evolutionism" indicates that there are questions that fall outside the competence of science, yes?

Artigas: I will respond with the words of Stephen Jay Gould, one of the most important evolutionists of the 20th century. He was a professor of Harvard University for most of his life.

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September 14 2004 By virtueonline Oak Hill College - Holiness and Sexuality

A review of the book can be found on Oak Hill's website at
http://www.oakhill.ac.uk/news/2004_news/08.html

David Peterson contributed three chapters. This is the third where he examines Romans chapter one and engages with the theology of Canon Jeffrey John.

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September 07 2004 By virtueonline Seeds of Democracy: A Christian/Muslim Dialogue - by Peter Moore

Let me begin, then, with a personal story.

I was walking through a particularly beautiful village in the mountains of Morocco, some years ago, and I was chatting with my twenty-something guide, a very talkative young man who seemed unusually eager to find out as much about me as he could.

“Are you American?” He asked, right off the bat. “Yes,” I said. “Are you Christian?” “Yes” again, I answered. “Are you Protestant?” Once again I said “Yes.”

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September 02 2004 By virtueonline Where have all the Scriptures gone? - by Ephraim Radner

Was it ever really possible to structure a common life within the diocese upon a firm and compelling spiritual basis, when that basis itself – the substance and authority of the Church’s proclamation and teaching of the revealed truth of Christ – is what is in rancorous dispute? Can there be an accountability for common life, when the accounting reference itself – the character of Christ’s own teaching -- has become the seeming source of our divisions?

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September 02 2004 By virtueonline Ecclesial Existence Today - by Douglas Farrow

What is the church? Whatever else may be said in answer to that question, and whatever may be disputed between the churches, we must surely say at least this: The church is the community of the new covenant between God and humanity that is grounded in the self-offering of Jesus Christ and confesses him as Lord.

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