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March 27 2016 By dvirtue The Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Reality of the Gospel

Resurrection Sunday is the central event in the church year--the climax of worship, expectation, and celebration. This celebration is also an acid test of the Church's faithfulness and conviction.

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March 15 2016 By dvirtue "CORE DOCTRINE" IS A TRAP

But at the February meeting of The Episcopal Church's Executive Council, Presiding Bishop Curry gave a more nuanced explanation. He told them that he does not consider marriage to be a part of the Church's "core doctrine". While Presiding Bishop Curry conceded that other Anglican Primates considered marriage a core doctrine of the Church, he did not share their views.

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March 10 2016 By dvirtue Archbishop Robert Duncan Reflects on the new Lectionaries

We often hear the term "Church Year" used. What is the Church Year and how do the readings reflect the different seasons of the year?

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March 10 2016 By dvirtue What Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Means by "Core Doctrine"

Today, the idea of "Core Doctrine" has been floated in order to shield the Episcopal church from the separation it faces as a result of its adoption of a new doctrine of marriage that permits same-sex marriage.

Unfortunately for those in the Episcopal church (TEc) there are no reformers left to demand the rejection of false doctrine.

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March 06 2016 By dvirtue Living and Loving the Litany - BCP 1662 (Part Two)

From the summit of our Saviour's soteriological success the Litany progresses to the outreach of divine grace via church and civil government. Through these instrumentalities the Lord exercises his sovereignty in the affairs of mankind. The church is the instrument of renewal and the state and its institutions is the instrument of societal reform and restraint that make life livable and human relations tolerable.

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March 02 2016 By dvirtue JERUSALEM: Archaeologists dig up fabrics dating back to kings David and Solomon

The excavation, carried out in southern Israel at the ancient copper mines of Timna -- believed by many to be the site of King Solomon's mines -- took place in late January and February.

The textiles, just 5-by-5 centimeters in size, are the remnants of clothing, tents, ropes, cords and bags. They were preserved thanks to Timna's extremely dry conditions, the archaeologist said.

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February 25 2016 By dvirtue The Importance, Authority and Trustworthiness of Scripture

Many of the older and newer classics mentioned there can still be highlighted, such as those by Warfield, Blomberg, Packer, Carson, Geisler and Sproul, to name just a few. But since them a number of excellent new volumes have appeared which are well worth mentioning. They are volumes we all should have in our libraries, and used to stand strong for the reliability and trustworthiness of Scripture.

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February 22 2016 By dvirtue Living and Loving the Litany - BCP 1662 (Part One)

Leaning into the Litany with one's full weight, linking one's self to its aliveness, affords the supplicant a continuous lesson in the nature of prayer, - its derivation from a right understanding of God whose description and credentials are thoroughly Scriptural, - an accurate reading of one's self as a dependant and sinner before God, - an awareness of the range of matters that are subject to the divine scrutiny, - and our cognizance of the constant necessity of divine support and help in o

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February 21 2016 By dvirtue Peter Johnson Servant and Apostle of Jesus Christ

Peter is a model of grace as much as he is a messenger of grace. He verifies what he has witnessed concerning the Lord Jesus and he has been wrought upon by the divine power. The eternal affection of God and the transformative action of God have collaborated to make Simon Johnson, brash and impulsive fisherman, into Simon Peter, the reliable representative of his Lord.

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February 14 2016 By dvirtue Oldest Surviving Copy of Hebrew Bible Recognized as UNESCO World Treasure

I24News reported that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization added the millennium-old Codex earlier this week to its International Memory of the World Register, which honors some of the most important discoveries relating to human history.

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