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July 10 2015 By dvirtue GC2015 in Salt Lake City a Wrap* Bishop Terry Kelshaw Dies*Bishop Bruno Ripped from Right and Left*US Citizens called to Save Marriage

My question is what HAS to happen for the majority of the sleepy snoozing Christians in America to wake up and not only care about Christian persecution worldwide, but also the coming soon real brutal persecution of Christians here in America? Will your pastor have to be beheaded before you at a Sunday morning church service? Will your ladies potluck and bible study have to be invaded and women held captive and raped brutally before being massacred before you speak out?

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July 04 2015 By dvirtue GC2015 Delegates Change Marriage Canons*Communion Partners issue Minority Report*ABC and Global South Primates condemn Actions of TEC* Will there be a Second Wave leaving TEC?*Bishop Bruno in New Legal Battle over St. James, Newport Beach

Following the predictable passage of two resolutions by the House of Bishops and House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church authorizing gay marriage liturgies and making the church's marriage canons gender neutral, the real question now is this: Will there be a second wave of departures from The Episcopal Church?

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June 26 2015 By dvirtue 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church Launched*TEC in sync with SCOTUS over Gay Marriage*Uganda Primate Rips TEC Gay Advocacy Interference in Africa*Candidates for PB Affirm Resurrection*CofE Evangelicals call for Bishop of Buckingham to Resign

According to TEC's most recent statistics, the Church's Average Sunday Attendance (ASA) has dropped significantly. In 2003, the year that Gene Robinson was consecrated as the world's first openly gay, partnered bishop, the Episcopal Church's ASA stood at 858,598 persons. 10 years later, in 2013, this figure had dropped to 657,102 persons, a decline of nearly 200,000 church goers. --- Rev. Michael Heidt

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June 19 2015 By dvirtue TECinSC Makes "Spurious" Property Offer to Bishop Lawrence*Washington Bishop Denies Trinity at Washington National Cathedral Confirmations*Marriage Resolutions Passage at GC2015 Could Derail Future of Anglican Communion*Episcopal Parishes Close Across US

God at work. There is an urgent need for all of us to grasp the biblical revelation of the living God who works primarily in nature not in supernature, in history not in miracle. He is the most high God who rules the kingdom of men (Dn. 4:32), with whom 'the nations are like a drop from a bucket' and who 'takes up the isles like fine dust' (Is. 40:15), who 'executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another' (Ps. 75:7). It is he also who causes his sun to rise and sends the rain (Mt.

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June 12 2015 By dvirtue Griswold Confirms at Evangelical Parish with Kenya Bishop*Kenyan Archbishop Condemns action* Scottish Episcopal Church to Vote for SSM* Church of Ireland Could Split over SSM*Ft. Worth Parish Court Ruling Favors Bp. Iker

"...now we have the idea gaining acceptance that biological sex and one's personal gender identity can be at variance with each other, with more and more gender identities being invented." --- San Francisco Cardinal Salvatore Cordileone

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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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