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February 21 2004 By virtueonline Contending with Anglican Realignment - by Mark Harris

Still, we understood ourselves to be part of a worldwide body of
Christians, much as Roman Catholics and the Orthodox were, but a
reformed body, with all the potential evangelical robustness of the
churches of the distinctly modern world. We felt we shared in the
essence of the ancient and undivided faith, and we witnessed that by
considering ourselves a modern catholic body molded specifically out of

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline ENGLAND: Options. Women's Ordination

The Commission which resulted from (often known as the Rochester Commission from its chairman, the Rt Revd Michael Nazir-Ali, Bishop of Rochester) will produce, in due time, the first official theological statement on the ordination of women since the House of Bishops Second Report (GS829) in 1982.

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February 18 2004 By virtueonline ‘Deficit of Decency’ in America - by Senator Zell Miller

“But Amos had a unique grasp of political and social issues and his poetic literary skill was among the best of all the prophets. That familiar quote of Martin Luther King, Jr. about ‘Justice will rush down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream’ are Amos’s words.

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February 15 2004 By virtueonline As we enter this divisive debate, what are the rules?

As we enter a national debate that is potentially divisive, what are the

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February 12 2004 By virtueonline CENTRAL NEW YORK: Fr. Taylor-Weiss writes to Bishop Gladstone Adams


O God, who, by the preaching of thine apostle Paul, hast caused the light
of the Gospel to shine through-out the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that
we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may show forth our
thankfulness unto thee for the same by following the holy doctrine which he
taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord. —Book of Common Prayer

My people have changed their glory for that which does not profit. —
Jeremiah 2:11

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February 09 2004 By virtueonline JOHN STOTT on Anglican Comprehensiveness

Dr. J.I. Packer, whom we honour very much in this community and
throughout the world, wrote a contribution to a symposium about 25 years
ago in which he spoke about these two kinds of comprehensiveness.

Let me quote from Dr. Packer. He distinguishes two ideals of
comprehensiveness which have been held within Anglicanism.

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February 09 2004 By virtueonline CHAPLAINS CORP: Bearing My Cross (Anglican Persecution)

On a Tuesday morning in February I received a phone call from my friend
James Giddens, a Presbyterian minister and the commanding officer of my
Army Reserve unit, the 105th Chaplain Detachment. He informed me that we
were being called to active duty to support Operation Enduring freedom,
which later on became Operation Iraqi freedom. I was floored. I had
never seen this coming. In a blink of an eye I was being sent overseas

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February 09 2004 By virtueonline GEORGIA: Bad News from the 82nd Diocesan Convention

I would like to thank the Rector for his having all of us as his guests for dinner Thursday night. He is a most gracious host.

The events I am reporting will sadden some of you and perhaps some of you will not care, but the happenings at the convention should be a grave concern for all of us. They are to Marcy and me, if not to others.

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February 06 2004 By virtueonline WEST TENNESSEE: Bishop Blasts Orthodox

Loyal opposition and honest dissent to such actions are legitimate and
should be honored by all. I have been careful to do so. However,
deceitfulness and subversive sabotage justified in the name of serving
Christ cannot be overlooked. To this point, I direct your attention to
an article in the January 14, 2004 issue of The Commercial Appeal
outlining publicly the American Anglican

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February 05 2004 By virtueonline Where do your loyalties lie?

The 74th General Convention has placed the Episcopal Church over and above the worldwide Anglican Communion by choosing to go its own way in the blessing of relationships outside of marriage and elevating a non-celibate homosexual to the office of bishop. This was done against the admonition and agreement of the Primates, contrary to the agreed statements of Lambeth, and even the pleading of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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