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February 06 2004 By virtueonline TENNESSEE: We are a Church Seriously Divided, There is No Middle Ground

WE WANT TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO DEAN SWANSON, THE STAFF AND
CONGREGATION OF CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL FOR THEIR GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY,
TO PETE STRINGER, SANDRA MERRITT AND THE MEMBERS OF THE CONVENTION
COMMITTEE FOR THEIR WORK IN ARRANGING THIS MEETING. AND TO THE
CATHEDRAL CHOIR AND MICHAEL VELTILNG, ORGANIST AND / CHOIRMASTER FOR
THEIR WONDERFUL MUSIC.

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February 01 2004 By virtueonline UGANDA: New Primate Lays Out Mission and Challenges

PROVINCIAL MISSION STATEMENT

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February 01 2004 By virtueonline A Conversation with Bishop Allison on the Church - by Dr. Ephraim Radner

Bishop Allison was responding, in part, to a lecture I gave several
weeks ago at an Anglican Communion Institute conference in Charleston.
In general it seems that Bp. Allison is concerned that I am promoting a
kind of weak resistance to heresy in our church, because I have called
such resistance to be accountable to strict standards of humility,
order, and – as far as possible! – unity. This has led him to label my

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January 29 2004 By virtueonline The Humiliation of Anglicanism - by Ephraim Radner

Let me lay out one way to answer this question, apprehended through a particular historical lens. It is a way that stands in contrast to what I would guess is our most natural posture of response. This more natural posture is one from which we view our church – Episcopal or Anglican – and, in the face of the threats or deformations our church experiences, and from which we seek to protect, revive, recreate the particular virtues and goods we cherish in it.

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January 27 2004 By virtueonline JORDAN: The Archbishop of Canterbury Preaches at Anglican Church of the Redeemer

St Augustine said that a community becomes a community when it is united in love of the same thing. But that love of the same thing can be lifegiving or deathdealing, depending on what it is that is loved. We can find ourselves agreeing in the love of something that eats away at the very roots of our humanity while we ignorantly suppose that it is good and godly.

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January 27 2004 By virtueonline BISHOP ALLISON RESPONDS TO RADNER'S LECTURE

It was a salutary lesson. Faithful Christians were persecuted, divided among themselves, harassed and slaughtered. Nothing in our recent times can compare with those unimaginable horrors. All the while they had to make decisions about strategy and obedience which divided them not only from their oppressors but from each other.

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January 24 2004 By virtueonline A TRAGIC NECESSITY (Part Two)

Up to this point, I have taken for granted the validity of the initial part of my main thesis, namely that the condemnation of homosexual behavior in both Scripture and Tradition is “clear and consistent.” But given the importance of this point, I will now point to some of the overwhelming evidence that demonstrates the truth of this claim.

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January 24 2004 By virtueonline A TRAGIC NECESSITY: Why the Realignment Must Happen (Part One)

In a similar way, I suggest that the dramatic realignment of Anglicanism that is now underway is likewise “a tragic necessity.” With so much at stake and emotions running so high, it’s easy for all of us to lose sight of both aspects of our complex situation, its sad necessity as well as the more obvious tragedy of it all.

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January 24 2004 By virtueonline PLANO EAST: Can We Trust What the Bible Teaches? - by John Yates

Can we be assured that what we read in the Bible is true?

When the original authors wrote the various portions of Scripture, did they write the truth?

Are the Scriptures we read today the same as the original?

Episcopalians say that we believe in the authority of the Scriptures but what does that mean?

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January 21 2004 By virtueonline The True Church - by J.C. Ryle

There are five things in these words which demand your attention:

1. A Building: "My Church"
2. A Builder: Christ says, "I will build My Church"
3. A Foundation: "On this rock I will build My Church"
4. Perils Implied: "The gates of hell"
5. Security Asserted: "The gates of hell will not overcome it"

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