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August 12 2019 By virtueonline Did Jeffrey Epstein Escape Justice? The Headlines Say So, But Final Judgment Is Never Escaped

The attorney general said, "Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered." Indeed, there are many questions. Looking at this story, it's important to realize the timeline. We're talking about a man who had been arrested just in recent weeks on renewed charges of sex-trafficking and the sexual abuse of women including underage women.

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August 10 2019 By virtueonline CONVERT OR BE CONVERTED

In every generation the Church faces a live or die challenge. Convert or be converted. Either act as an agency for people to encounter the Living God and be forgiven, turned and transformed; or fit into the unforgiving contours of a society that is driven by other forces, other appetites, and smear over their agenda a patina of spirituality that confers a thin covering of political and cultural legitimacy.

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August 08 2019 By virtueonline "God's Church for God's World" -- Traces of Babel Rhetoric?

How was the response from the Indian sub-continent? The Anglican episcopacy had been in existence in India since 1814 and India is the third country outside England to be endowed with the Anglican Episcopate and it was first in Asian and Australian continents. The See of Calcutta founded in 1813 was considered the Bishopric of the British territories in the East Indies.

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August 06 2019 By virtueonline Archbishop Justin Welby will Visit India: Can he confess Christ when he gets Media Attention in India?

Archbishop's Prayer at Amritsar

The communique says, 'Archbishop Justin will visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar and will be the first Archbishop to visit the site of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. He will join in commemorations for this tragedy, when thousands of unarmed Indians of many different faiths were shot by British troops in 1919.'

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August 02 2019 By virtueonline KISSING CHRISTIANITY GOODBYE

While Harris seems to be making a clean break with his past, the style of his apostasy announcement is oddly consistent with the evangelical Christianity he used to represent. He revealed he was leaving the faith with a social media post, which included a mood photograph of himself contemplating a beautiful lake. The earlier announcement of his divorce used the typical postmodern jargon of "journey" and "story." And both posts were designed to play to the emotions rather than the mind.

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August 01 2019 By virtueonline True Grit - A reflection on the ACNA gathering in Dallas

A showdown over homosexuality was the flash point for many churches leaving TEC, but the conflict had much deeper roots. Some Episcopalian bishops had long since rejected the authority of Scripture, the resurrection of Jesus, and the exclusivity of Christianity. And those who were Biblically faithful had a big problem: TEC hierarchs would not let them maintain faithful witness.

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July 27 2019 By virtueonline The ethically neutral space of altruism and fundraising

In the Times of June 18, Melanie Phillips wrote: "The voluntary sector has long appeared to be a kind of musical chairs recruitment game with people moving seamlessly from running one charity to heading another....This cosy club has now expanded to include heads of Oxbridge colleges...The media has provided an apparently unstoppable stream of heads of house...The widening of the pool of college heads away from narrow academia...has widened into a group which is itself bound by narrow assumpti

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July 26 2019 By virtueonline The State of Biblical Orthodoxy in the Anglican Church of Canada

The last 50 years have seen new challenges to the Christian faith in the wake of massive cultural and intellectual changes connected to abortion, the sexual revolution, the LGBTQ+ movement, and very recently, the transgender juggernaut. At some point in time, a church, to remain orthodox, will have to clarify and/or add to its doctrinal statements to be clear about what the Gospel and the whole counsel of God clearly teach as being of first importance.

What would the FEB do?

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July 24 2019 By virtueonline Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, Habib Malik and John Eibner Highlight Challenge of Islamic Extremism to Religious Freedom in 'Post-ISIS' World

The panel consisted of Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, who was formerly Anglican Bishop of both Raiwind, Pakistan, and Rochester, England, and is now president of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue (OXTRAD), and Professor Habib Malik of the Lebanese American University in Byblos, the author of Islamism and the Future of the Christians of the Middle East (Hoover Institution, 2010). Dr. John Eibner of Christian Solidarity International chaired the panel.

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July 23 2019 By virtueonline Anthony Tyrrell Hanson (1916-1991): What does it mean to be an Anglican in a United Church?

It has formed a pathway for unity, the model of which was followed with minor changes in schemes of church union in Ceylon, North India, Ghana, Rhodesia, Nigeria, Tanzania and the West Indies and to some extent in the Anglican-Methodist scheme in England. Before Union, CSI churches lived and breathed in the colonial missionary era.

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