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November 06 2015 By dvirtue Curry's Consecration * ACNA Archbishop Responds * Historic Episcopal Parish Closes in Monroeville, PA * More Parishes Close in San Diego & Canada * Albany Dean Resigns * North Dakota Bishop Allows DEPO

No matter, The Episcopal Church's bishops in all their Almay array heralded a man who says he believes in Jesus...talks up Jesus' love, the Jesus Movement, Jesus for racial equality, Jesus for reconciliation, Jesus for evangelism, Jesus for this and Jesus for that--everything except the hard core business of Jesus for repentance and real reconciliation. No talk of Jesus as redeemer and savior.

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October 30 2015 By dvirtue Maryland Bishop Heather Cook Gets 7 Years in Hit-n-Run * PB-Elect Curry's Liturgy for Consecration Slammed by ACNA Priest * Jefferts Schori's Ecclesiastical Piñata * Pedophile Scandals hit CofE hard * Vast Corruption in Anglican Church of India

Unsullied love. Only one act of pure love, unsullied by any taint of ulterior motive, has ever been performed in the history of the world, namely the self-giving of God in Christ on the cross for undeserving sinners. That is why, if we are looking for a definition of love, we should look not in a dictionary, but at Calvary. --- John R.W. Stott

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October 23 2015 By dvirtue Last Tango in Canterbury? * CofE Evangelicals Rejoice in Synod Election Results * CofE Bishop George Bell was a Pedophile * PB Curry's Mother Influenced by C.S. Lewis * Nashotah House Sees a Ghost * TSM Sees Big Gains in Enrollment

"I think the one thing missing from the [Roman Catholic] Synod is a prophetic voice-- a prophetic voice where we just call the sin a sin like John the Baptist. But this is a pastoral synod, so we're talking in terms of pastoral, like what can we do and this and that. But then he came back to his prophetic point again and said, 'But I don't think pastoral is the best way to be prophetic.'' --- Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of South Africa

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October 16 2015 By dvirtue TEC's Attendance Figures Show Increasing Decline*GAFCON Primates and Welby Meet in Cairo*Episcopal Women Priests Bless Abortion Clinic*Atlanta Diocese Promotes Pansexuality to Children at Gay Pride Parade*Historic CofE Churches to Close*Diocese of Sydney

Held in high honor. Even in other religions and ideologies Jesus is held in high honour. Hindus would gladly recognize him as an 'avatar' (descent) of Vishnu, and so assimilate him into Hinduism, if only he would renounce his exclusive claims. Jews who reject Jesus as their Messiah have never lost interest in him. Their scholars write books about him, and their hostility has often been more to Gentile anti-Semitism than to Jesus himself.

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October 09 2015 By dvirtue GS Primates Will Test Communion Boundaries in January*Kenya Condemns Episcopal Church & Demands Exclusion of TEC as Disciplinary Measure*Oregon Bishop's Inadequate Response to mass Shooting*Swedish Lesbian Bishop calls for Cross Removal

"One of the greatest threats to the Christian church is not heretics or false teachers, but rather those who have the right theology but are willing to overlook and tolerate gross error for the sake of unity, and castigate those who speak up for truth as being divisive or unChristian." --- Karl Dalhfred

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October 02 2015 By dvirtue We are in a Spiritual War*Pope Francis: Compassion without Compromise*Nigerian Anglicans nix Same-Sex Marriage*Confusion over Canterbury Agenda*LA Bishop Bruno Turns up heat on dissident Parish*Diocese of Montreal Plummets*ACoC Clergy expunge Hell

Radical and conservative. It is not sufficiently understood that our Lord Jesus Christ was at one and the same time a conservative and a radical although in different spheres. There is no question that he was conservative in his attitude to Scripture. 'The Scripture cannot be broken', he said, 'I did not come to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfil them.' Again, 'not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished' (Jn. 10:35; Mt. 5:17-18).

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September 28 2015 By dvirtue Pope Wows Massive American Audience*Pope Vows War on Poverty/Climate change and end to Sexual Abuse*No Change on Homosexuality Position by Vatican*PEARUSA Moves Closer to ACNA*Canadian Anglicans Affirm Gay Marriage*Church of Wales Backs off Gay Marriage

Observant love. True love is always observant, and the eyes of Jesus never missed the sight of need. Nobody could accuse him of being like the priest and Levite in his parable of the Good Samaritan. Of both it is written, "He saw him." Yet each saw him without seeing, for he looked the other way, and so 'passed by on the other side'. Jesus, on the other hand, truly "saw." He was not afraid to look human need in the face, in all its ugly reality.

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September 18 2015 By dvirtue Archbishop Welby Calls for Meeting of Anglican Primates*Obama Invites Gay Episcopal Bishop to White House Papal Visit*Holy Trinity Anglican opens with 500 in Raleigh, NC*Nigerian Anglican Primate Okoh visits CANA churches in U.S.

He dropped it like a bombshell on the Anglican Communion on Wednesday. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby proposed a way forward for the Communion to effectively dissolve the fractious and bitterly divided worldwide Anglican Communion and replace it with a much looser grouping.

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September 10 2015 By dvirtue Former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook Pleads Guilty in Death of Cyclist*St. Paul's Rapist Fights Felony Conviction*Kidnapped Nigerian Bishop Released*South East Asia Elects New Archbishop*Former Bishop of Lewes admits Abusing 18 Young Men

Kim (Davis) has shown more courage than most any politicians I know, and most every pastor I know because she has not only said something, she has been willing to put her life at risk in order to follow the Christ that came into her life four years ago. That's a bold declaration of the authenticity of her faith and the reality of it. --- Gov. Mike Huckabee

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August 28 2015 By dvirtue ACNA Archbishop Meets Russian Orthodox Patriarch*TEC Pushes Sexual Agenda into Africa*ACNA and Anglican Mission Open Talks*Dean Hall Retires early from National Cathedral*Nationwide Protest Against Planned Parenthood Draws 850 Anglicans

The challenges, however, are many: cultural, theological, environmental, and institutional. On the surface, the common goal unites a wide diversity of Christian believers. In many ways they are defining the future of faith in America.

For those of us who remain firmly in the trenches of orthodoxy in faith and morals, it is a new world order that is both inviting, cutting edge, oddly appealing, and yet dangerously heterodox.

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