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November 01 2021 By dvirtue COP26: Archbishop of Canterbury apologises for 'Nazi' climate comments

But he later apologised, saying it was "never right to make comparisons with the atrocities brought by the Nazis".

He added that he was "trying to emphasise the gravity of the situation facing us".

Asked if climate change would be worse than allowing a genocide to happen, Mr Welby said: "It will allow a genocide on an infinitely greater scale.

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October 25 2021 By dvirtue Jesus, the socialist candidate for Galilee South

This is no longer the case. Aggressive secularism, under the guise of diversity, multiculturalism and universal wokery, has ensured that we are no longer a Christian country, that it's a crime even to claim that we are, for fear of offending people of other faiths. As a matter of fact, these people of other faiths are rarely offended. The idea of such offence is cited only as an excuse to attack Christianity.

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October 22 2021 By dvirtue The biggest church demolition job since Henry VIII

According to the Commissioners: 'There are concerns that increasing financial and demographic pressures might make it likely that more closures will be necessary.'

Why? The Commissioners blame a decline in church attendance, a shortage of clergy and the impact of the pandemic.

There are 16,000 Anglican churches in the UK. Even before the coronavirus crisis an average of 20-25 were being shut down every year.

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October 21 2021 By dvirtue Living in Love and Faith: A Predicted Outcome (Oct 2021)

After all this talking and listening we are promised "a clear sense of direction about a way forward by November 2022,"(1)

That is only 13 months away.

If the experience of the Church in Wales teaches us nothing else, it is that we need to prepare for the possibility that the way forward is not one that faithful Anglicans will warm to. Of course, there could be a miracle. God may act in an extraordinary way - and we should certainly pray for such an outcome.

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October 21 2021 By dvirtue Poll results signal little change on sexuality in Church of England

Using the labels "orthodox" and "revisionist" to describe the synod members position on same-sex blessings he comes up with these results.

House of Clergy

Orthodox -- 79 (40%)
Revisionist -- 83 (42%)
Unknown -- 34 (17%)

House of Laity

Orthodox -- 73 (37%)
Revisionist -- 69 (35%)
Unknown -- 55 (28%)

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October 14 2021 By dvirtue Lord Carey Bewails his Accusers over Bishop Ball Affair

I have been accused many times over the past few years of presiding over a 'cover-up' of Bishop Peter Ball's crimes. Peter Ball misused his office as a bishop to abuse, and indecently assault young people who were exploring vocations into Christian ministry. There was, of course, no cover-up. We now know that the police at the time examined many allegations against Ball and together with prosecutors only charged him with a caution. This decision was very much of its time.

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October 12 2021 By dvirtue Is the Church of England's church-planting vision realistic?

Will history remember the Rev Marcus Walker as the pioneer leader of a new Anglican political movement, energised to reclaim political power from the Archbishop's greatly expanded secretariat at the beginning of the twenty first century?

Whatever the outcome, the 'Save the Parish' movement represents an attempt at a real challenge to the paradoxically contradictory liberal/evangelical theological reflexes of the Welby regime.

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October 10 2021 By dvirtue TOO MANY COOKS, ARCHBISHOP!

Poor sleepless Stephen Cottrell denies these claims. Well, let's see . . .

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October 05 2021 By dvirtue The future of the Church of England: Synod, wider culture, and challenges for evangelicals

For example, some evangelical leaders are pessimistic about the immediate future, believing that we are heading for a crisis of doctrine and pastoral practice in the Church of England, as the make-up of the new Synod may contain large majorities in favour of a progressive approach to sex and gender ethics, and could vote through major changes to follow those made by Anglican churches in the US and Canada, Scotland, Brazil, New Zealand and most recently, Wales.

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September 21 2021 By dvirtue ENGLAND: Archbishop defends MP threatened over trans views

The 50-year-old MP for Canterbury has angered the trans community by saying that "only women have a cervix".

Commenting on her decision to pull out of the Brighton conference, Duffield told The Sunday Times: "We have had Labour MPs who have had to have security at conference over the past few years, and I didn't want that sort of attention or to become the story. I just thought it was better for everyone if I quietly stayed away."

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