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October 31 2021 By dvirtue Liberation Theology text garners enthusiastic Anglican endorsement

"Liberation Theology is at the least a distortion of the Gospel," wrote Mark Marshall, an Anglican lay person who attends a Reformed Episcopal parish, about the C4SO book list on Stand Firm, a traditionalist blog known to throw elbows in theological disputes. "Why does C4SO seem not to care about the division they create in ACNA when they push such error?"

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October 26 2021 By dvirtue An Archbishop who blinked last

Peter Akinola: Who blinks first? by Gbenga Gbesan, a journalist from Bishop Akinola's home city of Abeokuta, is the third volume of his biography of the Nigerian leader.

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October 21 2021 By dvirtue Global Anglicanism: Challenges Abound

• Three Primates from Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda representing 36% of the members of the Anglican Communion are not expected to attend the next Primates meeting in November. They object to the continued participation of provinces which contravene agreed Biblical and Anglican teaching on marriage while those churches which abide by it, such as the Anglican Church in North America, are excluded.

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October 21 2021 By dvirtue CONVERT BISHOP COUNTERS PROTESTANT CRITICS

The former member of Britain's House of Lords, who will be ordained a priest Oct. 30 by archbishop of Westminster Cdl. Vincent Nichols, is being attacked by his former evangelical allies for "betraying the Reformation" and Luther's doctrine of justification by faith alone.

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October 19 2021 By dvirtue Matters Indifferent

He will not remain a layman in his new ecclesial community. He is to be ordained a Roman Catholic priest. This is most problematic for those who had heretofore lionised MNA as a paragon of biblical orthodoxy. Why? Because Rome severely departs from biblical revelation at numerous points. Whatever happened to the English Reformation?

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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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