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October 29 2004 By virtueonline WINDSOR REPORT: Re-inventing the Basis of the Bonds of Affection - by Peter Toon

The doctrinal basis of the Bonds of Affection was, from the seventeenth century through to the arrival of “liturgical renewal” in the 1970s, the Anglican Formularies – i.e., the Sacred Scriptures, the ecumenical Creeds, the Book of Common Prayer [the edition of 1662 or of one based upon this], the Ordinal [again that of 1662 or one based on it] and the Articles of Religion.

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October 29 2004 By virtueonline THE WINDSOR REPORT IS BOUND TO FAIL - by Peter Jensen

The opening passages of the Report, with its use of Ephesians is impressive. It lays on us a moral obligation to the exercise of communion. But, as the Report also acknowledges, part of what draws Anglicans together is an identity that arises from a particular history.

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My concern is that we are in for a rude awakening such as we have never experienced before.

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October 24 2004 By virtueonline PHILADELPHIA: Activist Anglo-Catholic layman writes Queen

Surely you are aware that the heresies of the American church have caused increasing distress to faithful Anglicans in America. More troubling even than the unrepentant sinfulness of the bishop of New Hampshire, ECUSA seems to have rejected tradition and the supremacy of Holy Scripture, while falsely claiming to uphold both. Indeed, our presiding bishop has already mocked the Windsor report in his published statement.

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October 23 2004 By virtueonline EKKLESIA head says Africans will act in Lagos over Windsor Report flop

In Lango Diocese in Northern Uganda, conditions are very hard. By Western standards, they are quite desperate. 26 of the 75 parishes in the diocese have been overrun by rebels. The people have fled and there are refugees in the other villages and towns in the Southern part of the diocese. When I told the Bishop, Charles Odurkami that we had raised some money for relief he replied, “Oh thank God. But if you could…could you send half of it to Soroti Diocese?

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October 23 2004 By virtueonline FLORIDA: Rector looks at Windsor Report - by Sam Pascoe

Third, I am assuming that the people who wrote the report are good people trying to do a good job at a tough time on a hard subject.

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October 22 2004 By virtueonline “A First Step in the Right Direction” - by Gregory O. Brewer

Several affirmations are helpful, significant and worthy of note:

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October 22 2004 By virtueonline Windsor Report Review - by Andrew Carey

Its chief recommendations are enhanced powers for the Archbishop of Canterbury, But these are no new powers, they are merely a reiteration of his existing powers to invite or not invite to Anglican Communion gatherings. He is to be backed by a Council of Advice to share decision-making and give him the confidence to use these powers by not exercising them in isolation. Unfortunately lonely burdensome leadership is sometimes required.

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October 21 2004 By virtueonline Reflections on the crisis of the Anglican Communion - by Ray Kasch

It is infecting all parts of the Body of Christ and for biblical Christians it is a disease that, left unchallenged, will prove spiritually fatal for individuals as well as for the Church. Lest someone prematurely conclude that this analogy is far too dramatic, the scope of this paper is to consider the ramifications of Gene Robinson’s consecration through the lenses of systematic theology because it is through this discipline that the interconnectedness of truths becomes most apparent.

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October 19 2004 By virtueonline Windsor Report: A New Chapter In "The Tale Of Two Religions" - by Joe Wilson

It is not a good sign that this cartoon surfaced in my memory as I read the latest document of the Anglican Church.
One reasonable initial reaction upon reading the newly released Windsor Report of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lambeth Commission is to agree with Frank Griswold, who writes, "The Report will be received and interpreted within the Provinces of the Communion in different ways, depending on our understanding of the nature and appropriate expression of sexuality."

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