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December 08 2021 By dvirtue Mary shows how to do "expressive individualism"

But a cursory reading of the bible should tell us straight away that this reading of history is a narcissistic Western myth. Three thousand years ago David and other poets were composing songs focussed intensely on the individual, his feelings and his God. In the 6th century BC the prophet Ezekiel warned against taking refuge in communal responsibility, insisting "the soul who sins will die" (33:18-20).

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December 08 2021 By dvirtue VIRGINIA: Accokeek Parish Story of Injustice Revisited with a New Settlement

Words were exchanged, "You are welcome to attend the service, but you will not officiate, our Rector is the Celebrant." A scuffle began, Bishop Dixon's husband was trying to force his way through the doorway, physically pushing McDonough, but the vestryman held, Dixon turned away and the church door closed.

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December 07 2021 By dvirtue Christian Solidarity International calls on President Biden to intervene for imprisoned Nigerian Christian journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists has also called for Binniyat's immediate release and the dropping of all charges against him.

In his letter to the president, Dr. Eibner wrote that Binniyat's arrest "followed the journalist's reporting on the Nigerian security establishment's consistent failure to either halt genocidal assaults carried out by Fulani Muslim militias against the Christian communities of Nigeria's Middle Belt, or to arrest the perpetrators of those assaults."

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November 28 2021 By dvirtue Melvin Tinker and the flaws of evangelical Anglicanism

The first is his judgement that the Church of England had lost its competence to act as an agent for the Kingdom of Heaven and the Gospel, and was beyond repair; and the second was the willingness of the evangelical and wider ecclesial community to place social snobbery above their professed passion for the Kingdom.

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November 27 2021 By dvirtue The Most Reluctant Convert - the Untold Story of CS Lewis

The cinematic screening began with a short documentary on The Making of the Reluctant Convert, with clips from the main feature and interviews with directors and the lead actors. They explain that this is CS Lewis in his own words.

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November 26 2021 By dvirtue EVANGELICAL AND UNASHAMED

The Evangelical crisis is real, but it long predates Donald Trump. First came the doubters, then the defectors, then the self-professed deconstructionists, and now the so-called "ditchers" -- those who ditch the term because it is irremediably tarnished. But the Evangelical crisis in America is part and parcel of the American crisis. The fact is that American Evangelicalism is breaking apart, not because of Trump, but because America is breaking apart.

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November 25 2021 By dvirtue Survivors on the Border

The burial was premature. We survived! The ACNA will be holding its Provincial Assembly this summer and electing its third archbishop. The Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) has just elected a co-adjutor bishop at its diocesan synod. ACNA membership stands at about 125,000, of whom about 8,000 are from Canada in 80 multi-cultural congregations.

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November 23 2021 By dvirtue What does Christianity have to do with human rights?

In his book, Dominion: the Making of the Western Mind, Holland uniquely straddles the world of secular intelligentsia and the phenomenon of Christianity.

Holland's own journey constitutes a surprise in itself. Fascinated by the drama and the power of the Roman Empire, he became an enthusiastic historian of antiquity. Rome captured his mind, but the suffering of the Yazidis at the persecuting hands of the Islamic State was what it took to break his heart.

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November 18 2021 By dvirtue On Deaths of Despair

His mother was filled with understandable grief and asked the usual questions about
whether she had missed the signs of his growing despair, but I assured her that she could
not blame herself. She was also desperately worried that her son had committed the
unforgiveable sin and so was lost to her for eternity. I reminded her that while suicide is
always a tragedy, God's mercy is beyond anything that we can comprehend, and nothing

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November 17 2021 By dvirtue Think we're living through the Apocalypse? So did first-century Christians

The readings are sometimes used to scare people into repenting from their sins, albeit perhaps less out of true remorse than fear of the fires of hell.

In some circles, these scare tactics have gone out of favor. Rather than scaring people away from sin, the new strategy is to attract them to virtue by the love and example of Christ and his people.

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