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September 12 2004 By virtueonline Don't blame God, Dr. Williams - by Peter Mullen

We know of course that there is such a thing as "the problem of evil", but I have never been able to see much of a problem here. The argument was classically put by David Hume when he argued that the fact of evil in the world is not consistent with belief in a good God: "If God is omnipotent, omniscient and wholly good, whence evil? If God wills to prevent evil but cannot, then He is not omnipotent. If He can prevent evil but does not, then he is not good. In either case he is not God."

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September 11 2004 By virtueonline Confessions of an "Enthusiast" - by Robert Hart

I saw him for the first time in October of 1974, when I was sixteen years old, and only the year before had been brought into the Charismatic movement by a dramatic conversion. I was very impressed by the style and sophistication of this British intellectual, a former Cambridge Philosophy professor known throughout the world. But, he was not known as an academic, despite his credentials and background.

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September 09 2004 By virtueonline Birthing a Daughter Church - by Sam Pascoe

The fellowship that began several years ago as the outreach-oriented “On Ramp” service is going to become a new Anglican Church in Clay County, coming under the under the ecclesiastical authority of the Province of Rwanda and its Primate Emmanuel Kolini.

It will be called Emmaus Road Church (ERC). Its new rector will be the Rev. David Freels.

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September 08 2004 By virtueonline So where was God at Beslan? - by Rowan Williams

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has admitted it led him to momentarily doubt his faith in God. He said it would be inhuman not to question one's beliefs in the light of such evil.

Dr Williams branded the terrorists' actions "evil" and called for them to be imprisoned for life.

He said, "I think it is probably the suffering of children that most deeply challenges anybody's personal faith.

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September 08 2004 By virtueonline UTAH: Moment of Truth. Episcopalians break with church over gay ordination

Both faced a moment of truth when the Episcopal Church U.S.A. voted to ordain Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire at its first openly gay bishop, an act that outraged many Episcopalians and Anglicans. Just this week, The Times of London reported that the Episcopal Church may be suspended from membership in the worldwide Anglican Communion for its approval of the ordination.

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September 08 2004 By virtueonline Oppose Hate Crime Bill, says Presbyterian Theologian

A "hate crime" bill does not reduce violent crime. It rather establishes homosexual and bisexual behavior as valued practices that society wants to promote. It opens up the possibility of criminal prosecution of persons who speak out publicly against the harmful effects of promoting homosexual practice.

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September 07 2004 By virtueonline CANADA: Ex-Gays make submission to Lambeth/Eames Commission

Individually we have often been cowed into silence by those who seek to revise Biblical teachings on this issue. When we have had the courage to speak out, we have been ignored, dismissed, or overruled. What we ask is that our stories be heard.

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September 06 2004 By virtueonline California Case Cause for Optimism on Church Property Issues - by Charles Nalls

The case involved the issue of who controls a local church's property when the congregation ends its affiliation with a national or worldwide religious body. As such, the case has implications for other denominations, particularly the U.S. Episcopal Church (ECUSA), which claims a trust over parish properties based on an internal church rule.

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August 29 2004 By virtueonline TEXAS: Hope for a New Church still can Prevail says leading U.S. Rector

So allow me to summarize where we are today:

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August 28 2004 By virtueonline We'd like you to understand us - by Tad de Bordenave

Let me try to explain this failure to understand us. I do this not to change any minds but to help them see what is coming.

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