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January 18 2005 By virtueonline FT. WORTH BISHOP: HOB is just playing for time - by Jack Iker

Two controversial decisions of the 2003 General Convention have fractured the unity of the Anglican Communion and placed our future in peril. At issue are the approval given by the Episcopal Church to consecrate a practicing homosexual, who lives with another man, to serve as the Bishop of New Hampshire and the okay that was given for the blessing of same sex unions.

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January 18 2005 By virtueonline Lay Evangelist urges Primates to kick ECUSA out - by Lee Buck

The HOB of the ECUSA has met and prepared another statement for the communion. By the time of the writing of this communication, each of you will have received that statement. After perusing it, I do believe that you will arrive at the same position that I and many others have, that is to say that the statement is unadulterated obfuscation and pomposity and outright deceit. It is another attempt on the part of the ECUSA unbelieving Bishops to confuse and obscure the real issues at hand.

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January 14 2005 By virtueonline The Church of the Latter-Day Leftists - by Jacob Laksin

Founded in 1950, the New York City-based NCC has, for more than half a century, remained faithful to the legacy of its forerunner, the Communist front-group known as the Federal Council of Churches. At one time an unabashed apostle of the Communist cause, the NCC has today recast itself as a leading representative of the so-called religious Left.

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January 09 2005 By virtueonline The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience - by Ron Sider

Not surprisingly, the movement's numbers translated into political influence. And the renewal movement was so confident of its beliefs and claims that it persuaded the nation's top political leader to have the government work more closely with religious social service organizations to solve the nation's horrendous social problems. Members of the renewal movement knew that miraculous moral transformation of character frequently happened when broken persons embraced the great religion.

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January 09 2005 By virtueonline A Brief Analysis of the Windsor Report - by Walter Little

Section 2 of the Windsor Report quotes extensively from the Epistle to the Ephesians to conclude that, “The church, sharing in God's mission to the world through the fact of its corporate life, must live out that holiness which anticipates God's final rescue of the world from the powers and corruptions of evil.” The paragraph which follows, however, makes it clear that the call to corporate holiness of the Epistle to the Ephesians is not the subject of the report.

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January 07 2005 By virtueonline Three Things the Christian Must Do in 2005 - by David Carson

Only the mercy of God is keeping us from His righteous judgements.

Three things

In the Spirit one can be very hopeful about the future as we know that Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, has already made a public humiliation of all the powers of darkness. His kingdom will never end and He is coming again! But as 2005 dawns, humanly speaking, it seems difficult to be optimistic about what the New Year will hold for Canada and the world.

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January 05 2005 By virtueonline God and the Tsunami: From Death Comes Life - by David Roseberry

The Bible does not flinch in addressing the question of suffering. From Job to Jesus, the question of suffering, evil, the will of God, and the realities of life are at the forefront of the biblical witness. There is no single answer, but from a biblical perspective, bad things happen to good people for the same reason they happen to bad people: because we live in a thoroughly broken world.

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January 04 2005 By virtueonline Tsunami and the Gospel - by C. FitzSimons Allison

"Is He saying to us, as we watch scenes of such sudden and unimaginable suffering and death, that unless we repent we shall likewise perish? It is difficult to make sense of the text short of saying "yes" to this question. The key to the sustaining hope in these conditions is Thomas Cranmer's wisdom about repentance, what he called 'renewing the power to love'."

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January 04 2005 By virtueonline TSUNAMI: "We find our life with God"

No persons of “faith”, who have not themselves been a part of a social conflagration – now well-studied in recent memory, from World War II to Rwanda, with many human and “natural” disasters in between -- dare dismiss the depth of woundedness, sometimes unto mental death, that is bound up with going through and surviving these events.

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January 01 2005 By virtueonline Tsunami, Sovereignty, and Mercy - by John Piper

1. Satan is not ultimate, God is.

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