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October 19 2021 By dvirtue Carl Trueman and the Evangelical Mind

In the mid-1990s, a sustained effort was made to rehabilitate and defend the intellectual and academic integrity of orthodox Christians. The leaders of this movement, the historians Mark Noll and George Marsden, made valiant cases for the Christian mind. In The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Noll argued that American evangelicalism was hamstrung by its commitment to indefensible positions that lacked intellectual credibility.

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October 15 2021 By dvirtue "The impact and significance of Michael Nazir Ali's conversion to Catholicism"

"The whole of Western culture is reeling under a kind of civil war. It amounts almost to a form of cultural and spiritual nervous breakdown. All organisations are creaking at the seams under the assault of what is variously called progressive, politically correct, woke or cultural Marxism.

"The Church has been creaking more than most since the fault lines are theological and spiritual as well as philosophical and political.

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October 13 2021 By dvirtue Evangelism summit hears call for more confident Church in postmodern, post-Covid world

"Somehow in all that we've gone through, God is more interested in saying to us: actually, I've made the land more fruitful. Somehow that hard land is being broken up by what we've gone through. I don't know how and I don't understand why, but I want to go out with a new confidence to plant seed in that soil," he said.

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October 12 2021 By dvirtue GAFCON: Lessons from faith-history as solid ground

Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. But what if we don't know the past, or only those stories which those who control the culture choose to tell us about, to reinforce their preferred narratives? It is ironic that we live in an age where information about almost everything in our past is available at the touch of a button to almost everyone in our society, and yet so many have little knowledge of the most important foundation, Christian faith.

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October 06 2021 By dvirtue The vaccination question: a theologian reflects, part 1

I am quite convinced that traditional Christians have every reason to mistrust the civil state's attitudes towards them. Over the past 15 years especially, there has been a rapid repudiation of venerable Christian commitments in the public sphere, on well-known topics from family and sexuality, to the value of human life.

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October 05 2021 By dvirtue BBC Editorial Guidelines and Christian Values

At first, I could not believe my ears, so I ran the programme back to re-listen. Yes, there it was. So I jumped to it, fetched my laptop and found the BBC's online complaints form. I simply said, Please don't use the name of Jesus as an expletive...you would not allow names special to other religions to be used on air in the same way...please respect the views of Christians (that's a summary -- it was a very short complaint).

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October 04 2021 By dvirtue The ACNA Continues on Towards Unity And Maturity

The American Anglican Council (AAC) is committed to partnering with the ACNA as it journeys towards its full and rich identity. Recently, the AAC provided space for ACNA bishops to meet and receive teaching, prayer, resources, and fellowship through the AAC's Bishops Leadership Academy (BLA). As the Rev.

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September 29 2021 By dvirtue The Climate Crisis: A Sober Assessment is Needed of What Humans Can and Cannot Do

Later, in another pastorate he was to give up both a salary and health care for my mother, stricken with Parkinson's Disease, because the church voted to start a so-called Christian school to avoid desegregation. His resignation, with no immediate job in sight, emanated from his sober self-assessment that he had failed this congregation somehow in not getting through to them that all humans are equal before God, had long-term repercussions.

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September 29 2021 By dvirtue When will Christians learn from the unending engagement cycle of evangelicalism and race?

But the story doesn't stop there. Historian Grant Wacker notes that as the civil rights movement intensified, Graham distanced himself from King by attempting to chart a moderate path. Decades later, Graham himself would speak of his lack of engagement in the civil rights movement as one of his great regrets.

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September 28 2021 By dvirtue If GAFCON Is Merely A Conference, What Is The Point?

"that the provinces of GAFCON should retain the historic practice of the consecration only of men as bishops until and unless a strong consensus to change emerges after prayer, consultation and continued study of Scripture among the GAFCON Fellowship." (emphasis added)
• The GAFCON Primates reaffirmed this recommendation in their 2019 Communique from Sydney.

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