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June 05 2015 By dvirtue TEC Has Spent $60 Million in Property Lawsuits*Resurrection Episcopalians call for new Church Planting Initiatives*CofE one generation away from extinction* Irish Church leader calls for North/South Separation over Gay Marriage*APCK Archbishop Dies

In the culture of the West, almost everything that marriage once brought together has now been split apart. Sex has been divorced from love, love from commitment, marriage from having children, and having children from responsibility for their care. --- Lord Rabbi Sacks of England

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May 29 2015 By dvirtue Irish Gay Marriage Vote a "Disaster" say Bishops*Washington Bishop Accepts Gay Priest with Bad Past*TEC Undermining USA from Within*CofE to debate Transgendered rebaptism*Carey sees ISIS and Islamic Fundamentalism Threat...ACNA wrong to Leave TEC

Only people. We are all human beings. That is to say, there is no such phenomenon as "a homosexual." There are only people, human persons, made in the image and likeness of God, yet fallen, with all the glory and the tragedy which that paradox implies, including sexual potential and sexual problems. However strongly we may disapprove of homosexual practices, we have no liberty to dehumanize those who engage in them. --- John R.W. Stott

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May 22 2015 By dvirtue Washington Anglo-Catholic Parish Calls Gay Rector with Dodgy Past*Irish Evangelical Priests Denounce Anglican Bishops on S-S Marriage*West Texas Bishop Folds on SS Blessings*Canada Dioceses Merge*LA Bishop sells St. James Newport for $15 million

Submission and obedience. In my view the 1662 Prayer Book marriage service was wrong to include the word 'obey' in the bride's vows. The concept of a husband who issues commands and of a wife who gives him obedience is simply not found in the New Testament. The nearest approximation to it is the cited example of Sarah who 'obeyed Abraham, calling him lord'.

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May 15 2015 By dvirtue New McCarthyism in America?*Central Florida Gay Baptism Story Goes Viral*MD Diocese picks alcoholic bishop to replace Cook*Evangelicals & Nones Rule in US-Pew*Trinity Wall Street Sale*Gays don't care about Evangelical concern for them

Christianity in America is declining and the country is becoming more secular. While seven out of 10 Americans still identify with a religion, the number professing 'no religion' has grown to 56 million, making the 'nones' group the second largest behind evangelicals. Protestant Christians now comprise only 46.5 per cent of what was once a predominantly Protestant country. ---- Pew Research Center.

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May 07 2015 By dvirtue ACNA and DofSC in affiliation talks*GTS resignations*ABC appoints REFORM Bishop*Ruckus in DofCFL over Gay couple's baby's baptisml*Ct Cathedral's future uncertain*W. Louisiana Okays SS blessings

The principle of simplicity. Materialism is an obsession with material things. Asceticism is the denial of the good gifts of the Creator. Pharisaism is binding ourselves and other people with rules. Instead, we should stick to principles. The principle of simplicity is clear. Simplicity is the first cousin of contentment. Its motto is, 'We brought nothing into this world, and we can certainly carry nothing out.' It recognizes that we are pilgrims.

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April 30 2015 By dvirtue Christians in China 130 million strong*GTS faculty call on Att. Gen. to Intervene*Georgia TEC Priest Arrested for Downloading Child Porn*TEC pushes SCOTUS to legalize Same-Sex Marriage*GAFCON Primates Affirm Gospel*Waldo of USC Approves S-S blessings

How do you account for the fact that, as far as I'm aware, until the end of the 20th century, there never was a nation or a culture that recognized marriage between two people of the same sex? Can you infer from that those nations and those cultures all thought that there was some rational, practical purpose for defining marriage in that way...? ---Justice Samuel Alito

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April 09 2015 By dvirtue MD Bishop Pleads Not Guilty in Hit-n-Run*Kenyan students are Martyrs says ABC*Atlanta Episcopal Bishop Renews Clergy Vows in Synagogue*Majority of Christian Denominations and Native American Tribes say NO to Gay Marriage*

God rather than men; the apostles' concern was not to defend themselves but to uplift Christ. *We must obey God rather than men!* they said (Acts 5:29), and in so doing laid down the principle of civil and ecclesiastical disobedience. To be sure, Christians are called to be conscientious citizens and generally speaking, to submit to human authorities.

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April 02 2015 By dvirtue TECinSC files again in SC Property Battle*Religious Freedom Legislation like Nazis says USC Bishop Waldo*GAFCON Chairman Blasts Cultural Captivity of Nth American churches*FCA Launched in Melbourne

First they steal a word (gay) to disguise who they are, then they invent a word ("homophobia") to attack anyone who criticizes their lifestyle. The Muslims learned from the homosexuals. They invented "Islamophobia" ---- John H. Lewis Jr.,

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March 27 2015 By dvirtue Presiding Bishop's Green Easter*CAPA Bishops Affirm Lambeth 1:10*Church of England to have Three Women Bishops*Two TEC Bishops to Retire*Continuing Anglican Bishops Make Educational Progress

At the end of the day, when it comes to marriage and biblical ethics, the church is not giving an inch. We laugh at Satan and his attempts to intimidate us. He does not realize that we do not even love our own lives. Should all the world turn against us, we gladly give up all that we have for Christ. No, the church will not give an inch. But know this: God is giving everything, even the overflow of Trinitarian love, to sinners just like you and me. --- Owen Strachan

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March 20 2015 By dvirtue HOB issue Pastoral Letter on Racism and "the other" at Kanuga*TEC Report shows continued decline* Another drunken woman priest arrested* No more Muslim Prayers in CofE Parishes

The world as a whole is considerably more diverse in 2015 than it was in 1900, but diversity is now on a slight decline. While many countries in the Western world are becoming more diverse through secularization and immigration, others are becoming less diverse. In 2015 the most diverse countries are South Korea at 0.82 and China at 0.81, while the world as a whole (all countries' individual contributions) is at 0.45.

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