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June 09 2021 By dvirtue How I Came Back From The Land Of The Dead || Nicholas Okoh

In a moving testimony, Most Revd Okoh gave a chilling tales of how he came back from the throes of death.

THE TESTIMONY

"Praise ye the lord. For me I travelled to the land of the dead and the Lord brought me back.

"I want to use this opportunity to thank Almighty God who is the father of us all for the wonderful things He has done for me, that I did not retire unto death.

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June 05 2021 By dvirtue Christianity Sí, Denominations Non

Another prominent Southern Baptist, Owen Strachan, recently announced his move from Midwestern Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to a nondenominational Bible seminary. Several black Southern Baptist clergy and their congregations recently have quit the Southern Baptist Convention, including prominent writer and preacher Thabiti Anyabwile of DC's Anacostia River Church, which was planted by a prominent mostly white Southern Baptist congregation.

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May 29 2021 By dvirtue LET THE MARBLES WEEP

The process of discussing and writing the report afforded me the opportunity to reflect on my experience of ministry in America, England, and Wales, and five years in theological colleges. Most of my public engagement with the document has been in my capacity as chair of the commission. In this essay, I offer my personal observations about how we might revitalize the mission and ministry of a church that's increasingly stretched thin.

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May 28 2021 By dvirtue Bishop Slates Continue Trend Toward Women

TLC first took note of this phenomenon in 2018, when Correspondent G. Jeffrey MacDonald reported that through 2017, there had never been a bishop election where all of the candidates were women. In 2018, there were four such slates. After all the elections were held for the year, five women and five men had brand-new croziers. The 50 percent female cohort shattered the previous high-water mark of 20 percent female, way back in 1996.

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May 27 2021 By dvirtue Biden, Abortion, and the Temptations of Status: Biblical Lessons from Another "Ordinary Joe"

The answer may lie in generally unrecognized lessons from another Joseph--the Old Testament one. The story of Joseph provides insights for all of us who are drawn to politics in an increasingly pagan culture, especially those of us who come from the outskirts of that culture.

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May 27 2021 By dvirtue Allan S. Haley Anglican Canon Lawyer goes to Rome

It was one thing to criticize from the inside looking out, but it is not the same from the outside looking in. Removing myself from ECUSA made me indifferent to its fate. Whether the Anglican Communion is on a different downward path may still be an open question, but the ECUSA-led schism in its ranks no longer attracts my attention -- so I am ceasing to write on that subject, as well.

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May 18 2021 By dvirtue In Iran, Christians have learnt to be prepared for persecution

It was not long before she came face-to-face with the secret service, who raided their church. They were holding a meeting when the police forced the door open with a crowbar but did not raise their voices to avoid the attention of the neighbours. Before any of the church members realised what was happening, women were pushed into one room, men into another.

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May 17 2021 By dvirtue License Women to Preach

The Rev Birdwhistell believes that Mohler's opposition to the ordination of women suggests that his "God is so small" and, reflecting on her personal experience she writes, "My hope in writing this letter is that other people who read your most recent statement against women pastors might not feel as shut out as I did growing up in the Southern Baptist Church."

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May 15 2021 By dvirtue EUROPE -- A SOIL NOW READY FOR SOWING?

Reduced to a virtual presence by Covid, I found myself with so many invitations for Easter Day 2021 that I ended up preaching virtually at 747 churches and at 120 prisons. And it's not just me. A remarkable work of the Spirit is occurring amongst Europe's Iranian migrants and refugees to the extent that, in Britain at least, many churches have one or two families of converts.

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May 10 2021 By dvirtue Sydney's new Anglican Archbishop faces an enormous task

We've not always done this well. Kanishka is a strong advocate for reconciliation with the Indigenous community -- and not afraid to put uncomfortable truths about this on the table.

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