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December 09 2016 By dvirtue The Middle East, Anglicanism, the Crisis of Conversion and the future of Christianity

Each of these dioceses is facing enormous challenges. The Diocese of Jerusalem has now, in addition to the Arab-Israeli conflict, to deal with a civil war in Syria and huge numbers of refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. In Egypt there is presently a contest to see who actually owns the real estate of the Anglican church, though I understand that the Horn of Africa region is experiencing rapid growth.

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December 08 2016 By dvirtue North American Anglican Leader Blasts Duplicity of Western Anglicanism

"No one has abandoned the Creeds or the Thirty-Nine Articles," they will say. But they are said with fingers crossed, and presented as meaninglessly as the offerings of Israel in Isaiah 1.

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December 07 2016 By dvirtue Episcopal Presiding Bishop's Haiti letter couched in mystery

A year ago, Dec. 15, 2015, six weeks after the XI Bishop of North Carolina became the XVII Presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, he wrote a letter in which he revealed the first hint of what was to come at Episcopal Church headquarters at 815 Second Avenue in New York.

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December 01 2016 By dvirtue New Assistant Bishop of Brisbane is "happy to abandon the Creed"

The deeper question is why anyone should be surprised! I remember Aspinall when he was the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Australia, and he would turn up, by invitation, to general conventions of the Episcopal Church, where he was greeted with great enthusiasm. No such invitation was ever extended to an orthodox archbishop. Aspinall reveled in the bosom of fellow liberals and revisionists in TEC.

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November 30 2016 By dvirtue Sharing Jesus with Muslims in America

For security reasons I could not use my birth name on the book, and he decided not to be listed as an author at all. Between the two of us you have over three decades of cross-cultural ministry experience though. I decided to use the name Abu Daoud since I've been using that name with my blog and other publications (also here) for a long time.

VOL:Are the isolated (but heavily covered by the media) attacks in the West the final gasp of ISIS?

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November 26 2016 By dvirtue Episcopal Church spokeswoman says Trump's election a betrayal of Christian values

The provisional bishop of South Carolina, Skip Adams, urged people "in Christian charity [to] be kind to yourself and one another, especially with those with whom you disagree," and added: "our baptismal promise to respect the dignity of every human being holds in all circumstances."

"Pray for Donald, our President-elect, that he be granted God's 'wisdom and strength to know and do God's will . . . filled with the love of truth and righteousness.'

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November 26 2016 By dvirtue The Episcopal Church attempts to jump start Evangelism to reverse decline

Frank Logue, a speaker gave a conference summary in the final session. Here is what he said. "We have spent this day and a half immersed in the love of God together with Episcopalians who want to share the joy of Jesus with others in a way that is both winsome and humble.

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November 22 2016 By dvirtue Church of England Bishop Blasts GAFCON -- UK Statement

"Thou shalt not bear false witness," roared the bishop. "There is a great deal of inaccuracy in the GAFCON statement. The priest named from this diocese is not licensed, as they say he is. He has carried the cost of conscience personally. The blessing of Gay Pride in Salisbury was a joyful celebration of a people who are part of our community and among the rich diversity of all God's children.

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November 22 2016 By dvirtue Racism, "Whitelash", True Diversity and The Episcopal Church

The rhetoric of diversity played right into Trump's hands.

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November 18 2016 By dvirtue New Findings Reveal that literal interpretation of Bible "helps increase church attendance"

"If we are talking solely about what belief system is more likely to lead to numerical growth among Protestant churches, the evidence suggests conservative Protestant theology is the clear winner," said David Haskell, the Canadian study's lead researcher.

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