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February 02 2018 By dvirtue Lord Carlile denounces 'foolish' Church of England for casting further doubt on the name of Bishop George Bell

Concurrent with this planned debate have been discussions between members of the General Synod of the best way of proceeding in light of Lord Carlile's serious criticisms, with the certainty of posing a few pointed questions as they gather next month, and the possibility of a highly critical Private Member's Motion.

As if by magic, the shopkeeper appeared...

There is nothing suspicious about the timing of these announcements at all.

Nothing at all.

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January 29 2018 By dvirtue Deluded beyond belief -- why Welby can't say sorry over Bishop Bell

So why is Archbishop Justin, who like Uriah Heep has been 'very umble to the present moment', refusing to apologise for defaming the reputation of Bishop George Bell? Why has 'Wobbly' hardened his heart like Pharaoh in the story of the Exodus even after seven senior historians wrote an open letter complaining that the archbishop had shamed his office with 'irresponsible and dangerous' claims that Bishop Bell may have been a paedophile?

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January 23 2018 By dvirtue Church of England bishops reject plea for service of recognition for transgender people

"The Church of England welcomes transgender people and wholeheartedly wishes for them to be included in the life of the Church," the Bishop of Norwich, Graham James, said on behalf of the House. "On the matter of whether a new service is needed, the House of Bishops has decided that the current service that is used to affirm baptism can be adapted.

"Clergy always have the discretion to compose and say prayers with people as they see fit."

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January 15 2018 By dvirtue NEED FOR A TRUTHFUL ANSWER FROM REFORM

Because false teaching is becoming ever more entrenched in the Church of England, Reform is surely now needed more than ever.

The occasion of its founding in 1993 was the General Synod's vote in 1992 to ordain women as priests, a move its founders believed to be contrary to Scripture. With same-sex blessings now on the agenda at the General Synod, there is a real danger that the Church of England could end up changing its currently sound doctrine on marriage.

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January 08 2018 By dvirtue Bishop of Liverpool slams 'so-called Evangelicals', and so condemns himself

The Reformation had placed an emphasis on the individual's need for salvation and faithfulness to the gospel -- a faith no longer mediated by the lofty metaphysics of priests and popes, but characterised by immanence, comprehension, and direct relationship with the divine. As Protestantism fragmented, a remnant retained their missionary zeal and a moral fervour.

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January 06 2018 By dvirtue New Year's resolution: encourage each other to be faithful

Bishop Michael Nazir Ali, in a talk to supporters of Christian Concern which became an article published in Church of England Newspaper on the same day, 21st December, came to a very different conclusion. The traditional family pattern has not been unfairly promoted at the expense of other domestic arrangements. Rather, "The family has been under sustained attack in this country for the last 50 years.

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January 01 2018 By dvirtue Why I can't in conscience write for the Church of England Newspaper any more

I believe that the Ozanne Foundation is promoting false teaching which if followed will put the eternal souls of many professing Christians in peril.

It is not that I refuse to write for publications where revisionist views are aired. Newspapers are not pulpits. They are forums for debate.

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December 28 2017 By dvirtue Senior CofE bishop to front campaign for LGBT inclusion

He has been named as chair of the Ozanne Foundation, whose director Jayne Ozanne is a high-profile Anglican activist for LGBT inclusivity. In July Ozanne introduced a motion to the CofE's General Synod calling for a ban on gay 'conversion therapy'.

The charity's trustees and council of reference include the Dean of St Paul's, David Ison, Rev Steve Chalke, Ben Bradshaw MP and the Dean of St Albans, Jeffrey John.

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December 24 2017 By dvirtue UK: Church allowed to remove pews to allow Muslim events - after court challenge over plans

It is hoped that the wider community can feel welcomed into the church

Its website encouraged people of all nationalities to attend the services.

They said: "We usually have at least six nationalities represented in the congregation on a given Sunday.

"Whatever your background you can be assured of a warm welcome to our services and our Parish life."

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December 22 2017 By dvirtue UK: Parish churches could host multi-faith worship in battle to stay open

With more than 12,000 CofE churches listed and attendance figures continuing to fall, locals groups are facing a battle to keep parish buildings, described as the 'jewel in the crown of our built heritage', open.

The report suggests the buildings be adopted by the whole community rather than just the dwindling congregations who attend them.

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