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September 21 2022 By dvirtue Against the Magisterium of Specialists

One could say that the modern world is dominated by a particular type of expert--the specialist. Years ago, the philosopher Paul Feyerabend wrote about the Galileo affair as an example of a conflict between two types of experts.

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September 16 2022 By virtueonline Queen Elizabeth II, Empire, Commonwealth and Christian Faith

There is no doubt that Queen Elizabeth inherited a very difficult task in managing the transition from empire to Commonwealth without rubbishing the history of the nation of which she was Queen. There were some terrible legacies of violence against colonial people - think of the Amritsar massacre in India in 1919, and the repression of the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya 1952-60. The Suez mis-adventure against President Nasser's nationalisation of the Suez Canal in 1956 was thankfully aborted.

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September 13 2022 By virtueonline REGRETS

For more years than I care to think I preached get-better messages. I cringe thinking about my old sermons. I regret the lost opportunities of those messages that pounded home the idea that we just need to try harder, pray and give more, read the Bible every day, attend church every week, and be nicer.

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September 04 2022 By virtueonline An Anglican "lifeboat" for Australia

The official Anglican Church of Australia is not a "monolithic" structure. Its structure and some legal issues around its governance were helpfully set out in a decision of Hammerschlag J in the NSW Supreme Court in 2015:

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August 26 2022 By dvirtue LAMBETH 2022: THE ELEVATION OF EXPERIENCE

Most Anglicans worldwide acknowledge that sexual relations are only permitted between one man and one wife within the context of a life-long marriage. It is a very simple concept that is very readily understood from scripture.

The Archbishop of Canterbury demonstrated that he could simultaneously accept two contradictory positions as equally valid. One recalls the quip about the man who "had a mind so fine as to be incapable of understanding contradiction."

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August 24 2022 By dvirtue Interview with Archbishop Tito Zavala of Chile

Describing the events at Lambeth 2022 as "confusing and complicated" Zavala made the point that the Global South Fellowship of Anglicans is "not a disruptive group. We believe the Anglican Communion to be a family but we are not walking together because we need to find a way to work together in truth."

He said that it has "Emerged how strong the GSFA holds to the positions of the Bible. It is the word of God and Lambeth 1.10 is still the standard for the Anglican Communion."

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August 24 2022 By dvirtue SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER WANTS TO BANKRUPT ME

I have always supported the right of individuals with unwanted homosexual ideation to receive help to overcome such issues if they freely choose to do so. I've been guided by a foundational premise which implements the principles upon which Judeo-Christian religious values are based.

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August 19 2022 By dvirtue THE GREAT EPISCOPAL CHURCH ROBBERY

I grew up seven miles from the scene of the "Great Train Robbery" in Rondout IL. A whistle-stop hamlet between Libertyville and Lake Bluff in Chicago's northern suburbs, Rondout is known for a scrap metal yard, a Harley-Davidson dealership, and a plaque commemorating the $3 million ($50 million in today's money) 1924 heist from a postal car on the Milwaukee Road railway.

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August 19 2022 By dvirtue ALISTAIR BEGG: 'THE UK HAS BEEN THROUGH AN IMMORAL REVOLUTION'

'Immoral revolution'

Speaking at the 2022 Keswick Convention, he suggested that "the challenge to the believability of the Bible" in this generation comes from modern beliefs about sexuality.

The pastor noted that, since 2000, the UK has embraced the promotion of homosexuality in schools, adoption by same-sex couples and same-sex marriage.

He explained: "And suddenly, within a quarter of a century, our nation has lived through an immoral revolution."

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August 18 2022 By dvirtue What the Anglican Communion can learn from the Commonwealth Games

The other event was the Lambeth Conference.

The Commonwealth Games took place in Birmingham at the same time as the Lambeth Conference and were broadcast across the world. India won 22 gold medals in boxing, badminton, table tennis and wrestling. They were all coached by non-Indians, the badminton team by a Chinese. Was this a compromise? International resources were being shared. No one kept their expertise to themselves. All served a higher purpose.

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