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April 27 2021 By dvirtue John Stott's double listening and triple H celebrated on his 100th birthday.

A socially distanced and masked congregation of about 40 included those associated with these and other ministries JRWS had initiated.

Julia Cameron, director of publishing for EFAC, recalled that though JRWS confessed not to know the number, he had written 50 books, all in long hand which had been translated into 60 languages and had sold in the millions.

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April 26 2021 By dvirtue POST-CHRISTIAN

For some years, many of us have spoken and written about America becoming a post-Christian society somewhat similar to what has taken place in Western Europe. While I hesitate to say it, I think we may have gone past the tipping point.

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April 24 2021 By dvirtue Why say gay? A response to "Yes to Gay Identity, No to Gay Sex?"

As the author and organizer of the Dear Gay Anglicans Letter, Executive Director of EQUIP (a ministry that provides consulting and teaching on LGBT+ topics), a licensed professional counselor who meets with gay celibate Christians, and a yearly speaker at the Revoice Conference, I likely qualify as one of these questioned leaders. I am a Christian. I am gay.

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April 22 2021 By dvirtue The Church of England's Imminent Death Brings Opportunities

"It depicts a church that appears to be dying," she said.

An Episcopal priest and expert on denominational demographics, Rev. Dwight Zscheile, responded to the same data by saying, "The overall picture is dire--not one of decline as much as demise within the next generation unless trends change significantly."

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April 19 2021 By dvirtue PASTORAL CARE

Admittedly, as indicated above, traditional pastoral care was already on the wane before we were confronted with this most recent crisis.

I think this had something to do with expectations on both sides of the equation, that is, the expectations of those administering pastoral care, as well as the expectations of the recipients of such care.

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April 17 2021 By dvirtue Episcopal Priest-Scientist: Possibility "Mom doesn't like us best"

Conrad connects virtually with scientists around the country and at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California for several shifts a week, monitoring sensors that she helped design as they transmit data about the Martian environment.

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April 09 2021 By dvirtue Jonathan Fletcher and the CofE: here's another fine mess

As Martin Sewell said recently on the Archbishop Cranmer blog:

"If you are looking for a clear expose of those who were complicit in the abuse by their silence, by looking the other way, or by closing their minds to the obvious, you will not find it. Names are not named: this was not permitted by the terms of reference set by Emmanuel Wimbledon.

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April 06 2021 By dvirtue A PUBLIC LETTER TO WILLIAM TAYLOR IN LIGHT OF HIS EASTER SUNDAY APOLOGY

On Sunday 4 April, William Taylor made an apology at the beginning of the St Helen's worship service (here). In it he welcomed the private admonitions that had been made to him in the previous week. Ours was one of them. We sent a letter last week which made clear that, regardless of what he may do on Sunday, we intended to make a public response in the near future.

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April 05 2021 By dvirtue Group want new look into case of late Bishop George Bell

They handed out pamphlets headed "Justice for George Bell" which hundreds of Sunday morning churchgoers accepted as they left the service.

Some rejected the pamphlets and openly disagreed with the vigil.

The group is calling for a re-examination of the evidence which led to the church apologising last October to the woman who wrote to the Archbishop in 2013 to say she had been abused.

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April 05 2021 By dvirtue The Archbishop of Canterbury's Easter Sermon 2021

Easter calls time on the lie. The women in Mark's gospel had believed the lie -- going to the tomb to anoint a dead body. Yet all their fears were based on a false assumption about the power of death and an inadequate understanding of the power of God.

Instead right there in the grave were signs of resurrection. The action of God was revealed through angels who greeted them, reassured them, and told them that Jesus of Nazareth had been raised.

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