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January 31 2017 By dvirtue The Bible and the Reformation - Chris Wright

Wright is the international ministries director of the Langham Partnership, dedicated to educating pastors toward theological maturity. The ministry began under John Stott, rector of All Souls Church at Langham Place. Wright has a PhD in Old Testament ethics from Cambridge University, and encouraged the clergy not to neglect this great treasure.

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January 30 2017 By dvirtue The Appeal of the Anglican Tradition

However, pesky reformers like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Thomas Cranmer went and ruined everything for us poor Protestants. Now we have the Lutheran's, the Dutch Reformed and Presbyterians, and of course, the Anglican Communion. These denominations in turn split into even more denominations which in no way makes life any easier for the Christian looking for a biblical and orthodox community to call home.

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January 25 2017 By dvirtue ANGLICAN ANEMIA (Part One)

The heritage of the English Reformation is unsurpassable. Its thinkers were disciples in the Augustinian tradition and students in accord with the teaching of the master minds of Continental reform. They eagerly seized upon Reformed Catholicism and molded it into an effective pastoral tool for the English nation and its knowledge of God.

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January 18 2017 By dvirtue THE INCARNATION: The Lord's Song in a Strange Land

It is important that we understand two things about God's wrath: First, it's true character and purpose is solely to recover a path for his love. Secondly, God needs to do nothing but withdraw his Holy Spirit from us, and leave us to our own spirits, for us to be living in hell. Even J. P. Sartre in No Exit knew that without God "hell is other people."

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January 17 2017 By dvirtue Secularism, Preaching, and the Challenges of Modernity

As preachers we recognize how strange the times have become. Almost anyone seeking to carry out a faithful pulpit ministry recognizes that preachers must now ask questions we have not had to consider in the past. We recognize that preaching has been displaced from its once prominent position in the culture. Many of us are wondering, why is preaching more challenging in our cultural moment than it has been in other times?

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January 10 2017 By dvirtue POST-ELECTION EVANGELICAL: A statement from Mark Labberton and Richard Mouw

Since its founding almost 70 years ago, Fuller Theological Seminary has described itself as evangelical. This term has captured the seminary's commitment to the good news of God's redeeming love in Jesus Christ, its trust in the unique and supreme authority of the Bible, its engagement in the personal and global mission of God in the world. The term has gone through various stormy seasons of contention and debate, not least as a contrast to fundamentalism.

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January 04 2017 By dvirtue Rare Christian Cross And Menorah Engraving From Time Of Christ Discovered In Israel

Meroz said: "We heard there are interesting caves in the region. We began to peer into them, and that's how we came to this cave, which is extremely impressive with rock-carved niches and engravings on the wall.

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December 22 2016 By dvirtue Anglicans and the Historic Priesthood

Some say that the opposing positions on women's ordination are predicated on equally valid arguments. That is problematic because the Church does not change sacred Tradition based on the validity of arguments. It has no authority to do so.

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December 20 2016 By dvirtue How do we Become "Children of God"?

The portrait of black people in the scene is patronizing at best. It reflects the racism of the time, especially when Groucho, Chico and Harper smear tar on their faces to blend in with the crowd. The film presents black people as childlike -- but also as vibrant and expressive. Their attraction to the enigmatic Harpo -- and his evident affinity with them -- is an expression of the innocence and creative primitivism of his character.

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