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May 13 2022 By dvirtue Martyn Percy and the Bishop of Oxford -- "immoral, scandalous or disgraceful conduct" on whose part?

Martyn has now announced that he is leaving the Church of England. And who can blame him? Not only has he been let down by the CofE's abysmal 'safeguarding process' -- which appears to have been weaponised against him -- but we now hear allegations that rub salt even further into his wounds.

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May 05 2022 By dvirtue A Reflection on Roe v. Wade

The author of the opinion, Harry Blackmun, had been the general counsel of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. His 2d grade classmate, chief justice Warren Burger assigned him to write the opinion but according to the folklore that has emerged, William Brennan, the only Roman Catholic justice then on the Court, was the brains behind the decision: selling the six other justices in the 7-2 majority on the medieval notion of the "quickening" of a fetus.

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May 05 2022 By dvirtue Anglican Women Bishops: Who are they?

Obviously, The Episcopal Church leads the world in the number of Anglican women in its House of Bishops (46); followed by the Church of England (29); and then the Anglican Church of Canada (20) and Anglican Church of Australia (10).

New Zealand has five and Wales has four women bishops; Southern Africa and Kenya each have two women bishops; with Brazil, Cuba, Ireland, Scotland, South India, South Sudan, and Japan having a sole woman bishop.

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May 02 2022 By dvirtue 9 THINGS

3. The husband is not the savior of the wife in any way. Ephesians 5 says that he is to love his wife as Christ loves the church -- and then the REST of it is about Jesus. If you want to know how to love your wife, learn about Jesus and how he loves his church. Read the Song of Songs and Philippians 2 for a start.

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May 02 2022 By dvirtue A House Divided

(1) Either that God exists; that God created and governs the world of nature; that God is the foundation of human rights and duties; and that Jesus Christ was God Incarnate who died for our sins.

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April 30 2022 By dvirtue The Nazir-Ali option: the real reason why I left the Anglican Communion

As I have said, true catholicity demands that there should be a way of deciding on matters which affect all in such a way that the decisions are universally applicable. The radical doctrine of Provincial autonomy has made authentic conciliarity impossible in the Anglican Communion, with the highest authorities repeatedly declaring that there is now no way in which such catholicity can be ensured.

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April 28 2022 By dvirtue Why does God use flawed people to represent Him and His mission?

Harvey Kwiyani in the lead article, claims that for 600 years Christianity has trafficked in racism, preached the supremacy of the white race, and that many white Christians still struggle to think any non-white Christian is their equal. This is offered without evidence by Kwiyani who, originating from Africa, lived for some years in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was murdered. The tendency to condemn most 'white' mission endeavour as colonialist and racist is troubling.

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April 28 2022 By dvirtue Anglican bishop opens up about leaving the Episcopal Church

"It's very difficult seeing the church decline as it has in recent years," Love said. "Not only the Episcopal Church, but the mainline denominations ... to see all the things going on, and to not be able to stop it."

According to Love, he began to have problems with the Episcopal Church in 2015, the year the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage with the Obergefell v. Hodges case.

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April 25 2022 By dvirtue How to Renew a Decadent Evangelical Culture

To be sure, the last two years in particular have been punishing on many evangelicals. An unprecedented global pandemic has permanently reshaped economies and cultures around the world. The intersection of the pandemic with a national presidential election in 2020 created almost indescribable complexities for churches and evangelical groups trying to chart a way forward.

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April 25 2022 By dvirtue South Carolina Supreme Court Divides the Baby

The analysis of whether Holy Cross, Stateburg satisfied the second element discussed above--intent to create a trust--is the same as our analysis for St. Paul's, Bennettsville, but the outcome of the case for the two Parishes is different. This is because Holy Cross, Stateburg took affirmative present action in its 2011 Bylaws to "accede[] to the . . . Canons of the [National Church]," but St. Paul's, Bennettsville merely stated it was "organized under" and "subject to" the Canons.

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