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March 19 2018 By dvirtue Dual-Integrity over Women's Ordination Heightens Tension in ACNA

The Bishops who uphold the Declaration of Common Faith of Forward in Faith North America; who uphold the Faith and Order of the Undivided Church in affirming that the "Christian ministerial priesthood is male," called for a voluntary moratorium on the ordination of women until such time as a consensus is reached in the College of Bishops and in the Provincial Assembly of the ACNA, he told MDAS delegates that included Bishop Ray Sutton, Presiding Bishop of the REC and Bishop Ordinary of REC Mi

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March 19 2018 By dvirtue 2020 Lambeth Conference theme: "God's Church for God's World: walking, listening and witnessing together"

Originally scheduled for this summer, the conference was postponed by two years amid reports that Welby would not call the meeting until he was confident most, if not all, the key figures would consent to come. They still haven't.

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March 07 2018 By dvirtue Michael Curry is no Billy Graham Despite Calls to Evangelize the Church

In an auspicious beginning, the Presiding Bishop recently launched the first of three Episcopal revivals in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. An interesting choice, as the diocese was the first to split from The Episcopal Church on hot button issues like homosexuality and the authority of scripture and then hung the diocese out to dry for eight years negotiating the future of some 36 parishes.

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March 04 2018 By dvirtue FT. WORTH: Anglo-Catholic Bishop Berates GAFCON Primates over Sudanese Appointment

"Firstly, we raise the concern of the mixed messages between "a senior member of GAFCON who asked not to be named" declaring this consecration to be akin to a "wartime expediency" and the quote attributed to the Most Rev. Daniel Deng that "he had long hoped to be able to appoint a woman as bishop and was pleased with the innovation." Indeed, it is difficult to maintain the thought that both sentiments can be true.

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March 02 2018 By dvirtue Diocese of Pittsburgh reaches "comprehensive agreement" with ACNA Diocese of Pittsburgh over church property ownership

In effect the agreement does not declare a winner in each side's claims to control the properties -- the parishes as title holders or the diocese as legal beneficiary.

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February 28 2018 By dvirtue Albany Episcopal Bishop Rips Christian Leaders Who Refuse to Name Jesus at Ecumenical Gatherings

Bishop Love, an Evangelical Catholic, is one of a handful (literally) of orthodox bishops still in The Episcopal Church who will not permit same sex marriages or openly gay priests to minister in his diocese.

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February 26 2018 By dvirtue Who will Inherit the Mantle of Billy Graham?

"The rabid anti-communism that caught Hearst's attention blinded Graham in his early years to the ways the United States had fallen far short of its ideals. Graham got into bed with the wrong man in Richard Nixon. And while he must be praised for integrating his revivals (which he called crusades) and for inviting the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

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February 22 2018 By dvirtue SEWANEE: University of the South Regents' refuse to rescind Charlie Rose honorary degree

The now outed sexual harasser of women had a lot of advice to offer the class of 2016, including "being humble, dreaming big, and being crazy." He was described as "the architect of American culture".

Now, three months later, Sewanee students are raising holy hell and they strenuously object to the Regents' refusal to rescind Charlie Rose's honorary degree.

From Inside Higher Ed:

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February 18 2018 By dvirtue Gun Madness in America: Avoiding the Obvious

On Wednesday, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He was able to purchase a deadly assault rifle quite legally, yet was legally prohibited from buying a hand gun. The tragedy has left grieving families broken and a community shattered. It also showed up America as being the only country in the world that allows its citizens unfettered access to semi-automatic weapons.

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February 09 2018 By dvirtue SOUTH SUDAN: Consecration of a Female Bishop brings blow back from GAFCON General Secretary

In a response to the consecration Saturday of Elizabeth Awut Ngor as the first female bishop in the Diocese of Rumbek, Jensen wrote saying that it was a threat to the "unity we prize" and said the Primates had agreed in 2014 to do what was within their power to affect a voluntary moratorium on the consecration of women to the episcopate.

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