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February 29 2004 By virtueonline NEW HAMPSHIRE: Robison's Electionn "RIGGED", Planned a Year in Advance

These people met all the candidates, as did I and many non-delegates, and we prayed and inquired of God about their choice and vote. I know of others who apparently did not bother meeting the candidates, including one who told me, wouldn’t it be great for Gene to be bishop, as she knows him.

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February 26 2004 By virtueonline Letters From Behind the Lines

First, the article itself. We are on pretty thin ice here. The piece is
so fawning and solicitous that one could conclude it was written by a
press secretary, not a news gatherer. Not that we mind when paeans of
praise for Michael Ingham fall into our laps, but we dont want them to
be so obvious. But more to the point when you write your analysis,
nephew, be aware that you are merely dealing with the kind of thing that

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February 26 2004 By virtueonline Time for Another Revolution - by Johann Christoph Arnold

A marriage like Glenn and Marlys's is a rare thing in our time, when
most people seem to fear the very idea of commitment. As a culture, we
are obsessed with romance and sex, and focus on them almost endlessly.
Sex permeates entertainment, sports, and even politics. For Christians
and non-Christians alike, it has taken the place of God.

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February 26 2004 By virtueonline WEST TENNESSEE: Tensions and threats abound at Convention - by Jeff Marx

The call to unity and focus on togetherness permeated much of our time
together. The question for many of us concerns the content of that
unity. One major source of contention was the role of Bishop Chilton
Knudsen of Maine. She had been invited last fall to be a speaker for the
convention. Unfortunately, shortly after that invitation was accepted,
she was a co-consecrator at V. Gene Robinson's elevation to the

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February 23 2004 By virtueonline CONCERNING ANGLICAN FASCISM by the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner

For a long time something similar could have been said about the charge of “fascism”. Fortunately, times have changed, and the unstinting dispersal of absurd misapplications of this accusation has rendered it more a tool of simple rhetorical gesticulation than a serious description of anybody’s real convictions. The same evolution, we may hope, will unfold – at least in the context of illuminating argument -- with respect to the epithet of “homophobe”.

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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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