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February 13 2019 By dvirtue "SIX RESOLUTIONS FOR LAMBETH": A Quick Response to Ephraim Radner

As I understand them, Goddard and Radner are proposing a radical redo of the current "design" for Lambeth. To begin with, there is no provision at present for any Resolutions at all, but rather for another "Lambeth Indaba" -- "God's Church for God's World: Walking, Listening, and Working Together" -- as in 2008.

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February 13 2019 By dvirtue MOLOCH RETURNS

A stunned Professor Robert George commented, "What kind of people are we? How can so many be utterly blind to such gross and manifest evil? These people were cheering. They were cheering. Where did this fanatical commitment to ensuring that the lives of children in the womb count for nothing -- indeed less than nothing -- come from? How did this contempt for human life insinuate itself into people's hearts?"

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February 11 2019 By dvirtue WHEN IS "GOOD DISAGREEMENT" NOT GOOD? When It Contradicts God's Word

Next Andrew John, the Bishop of Bangor (Wales), surveys the arc of local Anglican opinion (against same-sex marriage -- 1 bishop, 21 clergy, 28 laity; for same-sex unions or marriage -- 5 bishops, 27 clergy, 38 laity).

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February 08 2019 By dvirtue Same-Sex Relationships: Sorry Bishop, But The Meaning Of Holiness Does Not Change From Generation To Generation

The essence of his argument was that the Church of England should revise its attitude and accept LBGTI people because, whilst God is unchanging, the meaning of holiness changes from generation to generation. He compared the current desire to revise the church's understanding of sexuality with the way the church had changed its teaching on divorce and remarriage.

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February 07 2019 By dvirtue Homo RICO: The Feds Need to Bust Big Gay

Ed Buck's case deals with two black men, both younger, who died in his California home during some sort of drug-induced sex play.

Terry Bean's case points to troubling congress with younger men, possibly including a minor.

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February 06 2019 By dvirtue "LIVING IN LOVE AND FAITH": Tree or Billboard?

Knowing my habit of "fisking" documents, this colleague asked me if I would have a go at this one. Having slogged my way through, I politely decline. Far be it from me to tell the General Synod what to do. Farther still from teaching the English how to speak.

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February 02 2019 By dvirtue Religious Legalism: Effects and Cure, Part I

I have permission to include the following article by Christian psychologist Dr. Donald Sloat (published back in 1982 in The Christian Herald Magazine). Dr. Sloat describes well what can happen to individuals in those church cultures which are abusively legalistic. His own childhood experiences in a rule-oriented and controlling church (and family) should be familiar to many of us.

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February 01 2019 By dvirtue IMPAIRED COMMUNION: A Flawed Compromise in the Episcopal Church

What might come as a surprise to some is the fact that the Bishop of Dallas does not believe in same-sex marriage. Bishop George Sumner is one of a group of 8 "Communion Partner" bishops in the Episcopal Church who do not agree with their 93 colleagues that same-sex marriage is fine with God.

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February 01 2019 By dvirtue Selective Discipline: Former South Carolina Bishop Blasts Bishop Curry over Bishop Love's Partial Inhibition

Does no one see the irony and contradiction after decades of bishops ignoring oaths and vows concerning scriptural and creedal faith, they now are demanding obedience to General Convention teaching that was until very recently condemned by previous conventions.

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February 01 2019 By dvirtue A WASTED HERITAGE?

In the century of its origin the reformed Church of England happened to be the most orthodox and noble expression of the catholic faith (as discerned by Elizabethan apologist John Jewel), indeed a church appreciative of the past, undergoing purification in the early years of its development, and establishing stability in orthodoxy for the future. Its foundation was sound and its direction was always toward a gradual and closer adherence to the will of the Lord as revealed in his Word.

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