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April 12 2019 By dvirtue 'Can America survive Americans?

The American Republic is as deeply divided now as at any time since just before the Civil War, but why? The conflict is far more than another episode of left against right, or "heartlanders" against "coastals," or "nationalists" and "populists" against "globalists." Nor is the problem simply the conflict between the "Trumpers" and the "Never Trumpers," for the resident is not the cause of the crisis, but its consequence.

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April 10 2019 By dvirtue The Anglican Consultative Council: Adding Dysfunction to the Broken Instruments of Communion

Actually, the ACC has become a place where the voices of the Biblically faithful majority of Anglicans -- women, lay people and many others -- have been marginalized. Following the 15th meeting of the ACC in Auckland, New Zealand in 2012, representatives of the Church of Nigeria and Kenya had to write a separate statement precisely because their views were not reflected in the official Communique from ACC-15.

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April 08 2019 By dvirtue When Worldviews Collide: An Evangelical Looks at the Wisdom of Man

One 52 year-old Canadian father now "identifies" as a 6 year-old girl. A 69 year-old Dutch man sues to reduce his age to 20. One 20 year-old Norwegian woman "identifies" as a cat, a Los Angeles woman "identifies" as a dog and a man "identifies" as an elf.

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April 08 2019 By dvirtue Time to wear a "Black Armband" of mourning over the Amritsar massacre and for the Christians whose religion is being suppressed in India

It is an undisputable fact that colonialism and Christian mission twined in and out of each other. Both shared the same objective as Bishop Stephen Neill has acknowledged, 'The Churches have tended too easily to identify themselves with the colonial powers and to believe rather too naively in the mission of the white man to civilize the rest of the world'.

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April 06 2019 By dvirtue Sexuality can change. Here's the proof

Dale O'Leary has compiled an impressive list of 440 studies, articles and books relating to conversion therapy, many from peer-reviewed and professional journals, and provided excerpts from them totalling in excess of 45,000 words. You can find this incredibly useful resource here.

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April 02 2019 By dvirtue Why I am still an Anglican

Yet, the migration to Rome is surprising because: (1) Current scandals make Rome unattractive and undermine its claims to uphold the historic faith, at least in practice; (2) Rome holds certain doctrines, such as papal infallibility, which cannot be reconciled within Scripture, nor could ever be rightly considered necessary to salvation.

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April 01 2019 By dvirtue Ideas can be exchanged without speakers being accused of spreading hate

Later, during the quarter century I taught at university, with a nod to him over my shoulder, I ran an open seminar called 'Sceptics Anonymous.' It followed the same principle; anything was up for discussion. We turned ideas upside down and inside out. Sometimes we changed our minds. Just ten years ago, most people thought that was in part what university was for. But in the last few years, things have changed with breath-taking speed.

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March 28 2019 By dvirtue ROCOR Rewrites History to Convert Anglicans

In 2013 an extraordinary session of the Synod of ROCOR removed the heads of their WRV, and passed a decree that Western Rite communities should be assimilated into their mainstream Eastern Liturgical practices. Although this decision has never been officially reversed, ROCOR's WRV under the leadership of it's latest Vicar General, former Anglican clergyman Archpriest Mark Rowe, continues to expand- while employing some very unorthodox methods.

Rewriting History

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March 25 2019 By dvirtue Keep that Same Energy: African Methodists and the Whole Black Testimony

As someone on the conservative side of a similar conservation, which took place about 15 years ago in the Anglican communion, this division between largely white progressive voices in North America and conservative voices in Africa feels familiar. The major difference is that the Methodists eventually allowed African voices to have a full hearing while my own communion has managed, much to our shame, to stifle and distort the voices of black and brown Anglicans.

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March 21 2019 By dvirtue Passive, Aggressive, or Assertive? What does Christian love look like in our verbal interactions?

For Christians dealing with each other and dealing with non-Christians, it must be asked, "Are we supposed to be aggressive, passive, passive-aggressive, or assertive?" I think that the NT says that it depends on the situation. It is not always easy to tell which situation is which.

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