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March 02 2017 By dvirtue Welby's African Tour Designed to Shore up Base Among New Primates

The tour was billed "to hear about and see the work of the Church in each Province; to discuss future opportunities for the Anglican Communion in the world; and to pray together," and to make sure that they are onboard when he calls for another meeting of the Primates in October (2 - 6) of this year, again in Canterbury Cathedral, following the lackluster meeting of the same primates last January in Canterbury.

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February 27 2017 By dvirtue Getting with the Times or Getting with the Bible

Where has Mr. Fabricant been for the last 40 years. What planet does he inhabit? We on this side of the Atlantic have watched as the Episcopal Church has embraced modernity with a vigor on just about every social and sexual issue and as a result has plunged into the numerical abyss. Now it is hoping like hell (or heaven as the current Presiding Bishop hopes) that he can draw it back from the abyss with his call for a new Jesus Movement embracing evangelism and more.

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February 24 2017 By dvirtue Anglicans Among Leaders Blocking Franklin Graham's Visit to Canada

"Other prominent Christian leaders unwelcome in Vancouver churches include a chap with no surname calling himself Jesus, who alienated ecclesiastical panjandrums by calling them snakes and Saul of Tarsus who demonstrated a worrying, dehumanizing insensitivity when he invited his opponents to remove their own testicles.

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February 23 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Leaders Increase Heat on CofE and call for Revolt against the Archbishop of Canterbury

By any reckoning, a new day has dawned in the Church of England, and, by extension, the whole Anglican Communion and none of it bodes well for the mother church.

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February 21 2017 By dvirtue SAVANNAH: Prayer Book Society Conference Grapples with Anglican Identity

"It takes an occasionally helpful (but over-simplified) descriptive model of the Western church during the middle part of the twentieth century and turns it into a prescriptive theological ideal or reads it back (anachronistically) into the past," he said. Harp described it as creating "a kind of Hegelian doctrinal synthesis which actually constitutes opposed positions based upon very different readings of the Bible."

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February 14 2017 By dvirtue Pro-Homosexual Church of England Dean Spins Smyth Report to Blacken Evangelicals

In the essay, called Beating the bounds in states of unfeeling, Prof Percy says of the House of Bishops' report, Marriage and Same-Sex Relations After the Shared Conversations, to be debated at Synod on 15th February, "We learnt far too much about how tortured the authors all felt in this debate; and much of their own agonizing and pain.

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February 13 2017 By dvirtue The Rapidly Diminishing Anglican Church of Canada

Today, by all measurable standards the average Sunday attendance in the Anglican Church of Canada is around 320,000. If this is correct, in 40 years the average attendance will be 19,200 or less. As there is no wave of Millennials aching to fill Anglican pews this figure is probably exaggerated.

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February 11 2017 By dvirtue Welby's Masonic Service at Canterbury Cathedral at Odds with the Christian Faith

Canterbury Cathedral agreed to hold the service of thanksgiving to celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry after receiving a donation of £300,000 ($374,520) from the Masons for the restoration of the North-West Transept in the Cathedral.

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February 10 2017 By dvirtue Archbishop Welby Denounced by Bishop of Buckingham over Abuse of Boys

Smyth was a volunteer leader at the Christian summer "Bash" camps under the auspices of the Iwerne Trust and Iwene Holidays is alleged to have beaten as many as 22 boys who attended the camps, some of whom he met at the camps over a series of years. The attacks only stopped when one victim, the author of the anonymous letter, attempted to commit suicide.

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February 09 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal Church issues veiled threat to move GC over proposed Texas bathroom law

The "Texas Privacy Act," was launched on Jan. 5 as Senate Bill 6, by Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) and is strongly supported by Texas Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. The lieutenant governor, a Baptist, is also the president of the Texas Senate.

"If passed," the Austin Chronicle reports, "SB 6 will overwrite local nondiscrimination ordinances in cities like Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio."

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