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July 09 2022 By dvirtue Episcopal Seminary Dean Claims Religious Liberty 'Weaponized'

Franke described the recent Dobbs v. Jackson court decision overturning Roe as feeling like an "assault" and compared the reversal to the recent passing of her father.

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July 04 2022 By dvirtue ANGLICAN FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY: A LAMBETH CONFERENCE IMPERATIVE

Consider the following. In 2007, The New York Times reported that the Episcopal Church provided "at least a third of the Communion's annual operations." The Communion then had 38 provinces comprising 77 million members; the Episcopal Church had 2.3 million members, meaning that just 2.98 percent of the Communion's membership controlled at least 33 percent of its wealth.

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July 02 2022 By dvirtue LAMBETH HYPOCRISY: Disinviting the Spouses

So the same-sex spouses of Anglican bishops are not welcome to Lambeth 2020, according to an announcement by ACC General Secretary Josiah Idowu-Fearon on 15 February.

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June 30 2022 By dvirtue A godly response to the overturning of Roe v Wade

Yet to our rejoicing can I suggest we add a few other things.

The first is reflection. Here can I suggest the need for all of us to recognise that we are dealing with sensitive and painful matters in which great hurt has often been experienced. Many women silently bear deep mental scars over an abortion and so any triumph must be seasoned with grace.

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June 27 2022 By dvirtue A Play in Three Acts

And because of your love, not only of your husband, and of your daughter, but for all of humanity, you decide that you should become an ordained minister of the Gospel. And nothing says love of humanity so much as taking the cloth and serving as the substitute for the God-made-man who lay down His life so that we all can have new life in the God who created love and who has loved us so much that He sent His only Son to teach us His way of love.

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June 26 2022 By dvirtue The media has figured out that a woman is the child-bearer

CNBC: Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade will financially hurt the "most marginalized" women, experts say ...

DAILY WIRE: Pro-Abortion States Seek to Become "Safe Havens" For Women Seeking Abortions ...

NY TIMES: The Ruling Overturning Roe Is an Insult to Women and the Judicial System ...

THE GUARDIAN: "A slap in the face to women": Nancy Pelosi condemns overturning of Roe v Wade ...

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June 23 2022 By dvirtue WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT LAMBETH 2022? GLOBAL ANGLICAN BISHOP GATHERING LOOMS

A senior Nigerian bishop recently told me that Nigerians are still concerned that no apology had yet been received for their treatment at the conference by some other bishops due to their advocacy of Lambeth 1.10 which was attributed to their being the beneficiaries of 'chicken dinners'.

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June 23 2022 By dvirtue LAMBETH 2022 AND AFRICAN ANGLICANISM

The Ugandan, Nigerian, and Rwandan primates are boycotting Lambeth 2022. Other provinces may well do the same. There is uncertainty as to the precise size of these three churches. Gordon-Conwell's Center for the Study of Global Christianity led by Todd Johnson and Gina Zurlo is widely seen as the "gold standard" of religious demography.

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June 22 2022 By dvirtue A WORD TO NEW BELIEVERS AND SOME OLD BELIEVERS AS WELL

It made sense. If I was to grow, I needed to apply myself to doing Christian things. I had no idea, however, just how long that "to do" list of things is! It could fill a book - it does fill books, all the things I needed to do. Including being nicer, and trying harder and doing more for God - like tithing, helping the poor, teaching Sunday school, and possibly becoming a missionary in Bangladesh if we had a missionary guest preacher that Sunday!

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June 19 2022 By dvirtue Trigger Warning: The Episcopal "Church" isn't a Church

First, some background might be helpful. The Episcopal Church began its slide decades ago when it began exchanging truth for cultural acceptance. Traditional doctrines on issues such as homosexuality, or whether Jesus meant what He said when He proclaimed "No man comes to the Father, except through Me" were abandoned. A more culturally palatable "church" was being built, one where homosexuality wasn't a sin; in fact, priests were ordained who were openly homosexual.

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