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November 09 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman says Anglican Communion is Foretaste of Heaven

I am writing on the 1st November, All Saints Day. It is an annual reminder of "the communion of the saints", a biblical truth we affirm every time we say the Apostles Creed.

As Christians face rising persecution in many parts of the world and as we see the fabric of our own Anglican Communion torn by continuing theological and moral crisis, it is a great comfort to know that we are part of something much more glorious than we can see or even imagine.

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November 08 2017 By dvirtue Remaining faithful to the gospel in New Zealand - A response to Motion 29

The Anglican Church in New Zealand was birthed out of the activities of the Church Missionary Society who brought the gospel to the indigenous Maori in the early 19th century. After this evangelical beginning, the first Bishop and many early clergy were influenced by the Oxford Movement, and these characteristics are still evident in the Church today.

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November 08 2017 By dvirtue After Texas church shooting, 70 Episcopal bishops say US must tackle relaxed gun laws

In their statement reported by the Church Times, Bishops United Against Gun Violence said: 'As a nation, we must acknowledge that we idolize violence, and we must make amends. Violence of all kinds denigrates humankind; it stands against the will of God and the way of Jesus the Christ.

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November 07 2017 By dvirtue Bishop Sauls Files in New York

In response, the Episcopal Church is once again calling for his claims to be thrown out, as it did successfully when Sauls first brought them in Mobile, Alabama, earlier this year. Sauls is now appealing that ruling to the Alabama Supreme Court.

But in New York, the church is also challenging the merits of the case since the propriety of the venue is no longer in dispute.

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November 03 2017 By dvirtue Anglicans Pin 95 Theses-Style Complaint on LGBT Issues to Doors of Five UK Cathedrals

"The Church of England claims it has not changed its doctrine but its practice on the ground has already changed: clergy are adopting lifestyles which are not biblical and teaching that such lifestyles are holy in the sight of God," the document explained. "This revisionism is causing a crisis not only in Southwark Diocese but across the whole of the Church of England."

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November 03 2017 By dvirtue Amidst Half-a-Billion Unreached, Singapore Anglicans Embrace Mission Opportunity

Churches which trace their roots to the missionary activities of the Church of England have long existed in countries of the British Commonwealth. But the third largest branch of Christianity now does ministry in about 165 countries.

A Mission-Minded Diocese

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November 01 2017 By dvirtue Reformation 500 stunt as rebel priests call Church 'corrupt' in declarations pinned to St Paul's Cathedral door

The Southwark Declaration has been signed by several conservative priests in the CofE

The document, which has been signed by more than 60 priests and was first published in 2015, calls on bishops 'to regain the confidence of Bible believing Anglicans' in order 'to avoid a rupture in the church'.

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October 29 2017 By dvirtue ALEXANDRIA, VA: Historic Virginia Church Removes Plaques to George Washington, Robert E. Lee--To Be 'Welcoming'

Hebrews 13:2 says, "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Christ Church lives into this call, feeding the hungry with our Lazarus ministry, welcoming the stranger in our refugee ministry, and inviting all to worship with us. The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome.

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October 25 2017 By dvirtue Seminary Dean sought for Ethiopia, where church growth outpaces number of clergy

Missionary couple Johann and Louise Vanderbijl helped to establish St Frumentius two years ago, with Johann serving as Dean. The vacancy for a new Dean has arisen because they are starting new roles in the Anglican province of Southern Africa.

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October 24 2017 By dvirtue BRAZIL: Caminemos Juntos Conference 2017

It is important to note that this year's gathering included a visit from Charles Raven, Secretary of Membership Development for GAFCON, who shared about the Anglican movement worldwide.

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