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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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February 09 2017 By dvirtue Former Church COO Stacy Sauls sues the Episcopal Church over his Dismissal

"Earlier this week, we informed Executive Council that Bishop Stacy Sauls has filed a lawsuit against the corporation of the Episcopal Church, called the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS), and an unspecified number of unnamed defendants associated with the church. The suit concerns Bishop Sauls' tenure as chief operating officer of the DFMS and his departure from that job.

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February 02 2017 By dvirtue CHURCH OF ENGLAND: House of Bishops upholds canon law on Marriage

The document they produced to come to this simple conclusion came to 8500 words. (I'll get to that shortly.)

In biblical terms that's the equivalent of the Book of Romans and the Book of Colossians put together (8693) words. OR, the books of I & II Thess, I & II Timothy, the books of Titus, Philemon, James, Jude and II and III John, put together total (8333) words, a tad less than 8,500.

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February 01 2017 By dvirtue Global Anglican Church Leaders wade in on US immigration row

The Archbishop called on Anglicans to make a special effort to reach out to refugees and immigrants in their local communities. "In these divisive times, we have the opportunity to demonstrate a compassion that builds bridges, and overcomes fear.

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