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Anglicanism is like all Reformation churches, "confessional."

Our unity was theological, not conciliar, as Tay and Kolini wrote George Carey (the occasion of the consecration of John Rogers and Chuck Murphy): "Any strategy that seeks to ground the unity of the Anglican Communion with its foundation in political accommodation rather than in the essentials of the Christian faith is doomed.

Only an unapologetic and firm insistence in the Faith entrusted to us will keep us together." The GAFCON writers of "The Way, the Truth, the Life" said the same thing: "The Anglican Church has always been a confessional institution..."

The Catastrophe of 12 Million Fatherless American Boys

American boys are at the center of this crisis: they grow up to commit crime, drop out of school, and take their own lives at far higher rates than women do. From 1960 to 1996, the percentage of boys who lived without their biological father almost doubled--from 17% to 32%. Today, the Institute for Family Studies reports that "an estimated 12 million boys are growing up in families without their biological father."

"BAD COMPANY DOTH CORRUPT GOOD MORALS"

Not well. In fact, it proved to be disastrous. Over time, some rolled over because of the power of needing to belong. Some were persuaded that they could or should stay out of some conciliar consideration. Others felt the need to have a seat at the table as the 'loyal opposition' like the Communion Partner bishops. But what has become of them, pray tell. The truth is nothing. A CP position paper is written and promptly filed in TECs archives, and the steam roller of "inclusion and diversity" rolls on.

Anglican International Development reaches out to South Sudan Facing Flood and Famine

History of AID: Origins and Doctrinal Position of AID

AID was formed in October 2008 following a meeting of Primates of the Global Anglican
Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem (June 2008), a year which also saw a meeting of
the Primates of the Council of Anglican Churches in Africa, and the Lambeth Conference of
Bishops.

WHEN MAJOR COMPANIES CELEBRATE GAY SEX

They are not all obsessed with sex.

They are not child predators or molesters.

To the contrary, many of them are the man or woman next door. Or the couple whose kids play with your kids. Or your boss or employee. Or your teacher or student. Or your brother or sister. Or your child or parent. Or your longtime best friend.

Many of them, in many areas of their lives, are more moral than many of us who are straight.

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.

America's Abortion Quandary -- Pew Research

Majority of adults say abortion should be legal in some cases, illegal in others

But as the country approaches what could be a watershed moment in the history of abortion laws and policies, relatively few Americans on either side of the debate take an absolutist view on the legality of abortion -- either supporting or opposing it at all times, regardless of circumstances.

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 ...

NBC: Pregnant woman reacts to Supreme Court's "horrible" abortion ruling ...

ANGLICANS AND EPISCOPALIANS AT ODDS OVER ROE V WADE SCOTUS DECISION

The Episcopal Church's senior leader went on to say that, "As Episcopalians, we pray for those who may be harmed by this decision, especially for women and other people who need these reproductive services."

The Episcopal Public Policy Network immediately waded in, sending an e-mail action alert urging Episcopalians to advocate for Congressional action "to provide a right to abortion care in federal statute."

PRIDE: HOW CAN WE RESPOND? -- Part 2

The main thing these authors got wrong was the timing: it took far longer than they imagined. However, on almost all other fronts, their strategies were implemented and the wildly successful annual season of Pride is one of their many accomplishments.

Jesus' teachings are now increasingly cancelled - who wants the charge of 'homophobic and transphobic hate speech'? However, we need to heed the words, 'Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them' (Luke 9).

ANGLICANS REACT TO DOBBS DECISION

Archbishop Beach commented:

While this decision doesn't end abortion in the U.S., it will lead to fewer children being killed through abortion. We thank God for this limited victory, and the Anglican Church in North America recommits itself to serving mothers so they can embrace motherhood and welcome their children. We also continue to point the way to God's healing and forgiveness for all who suffer physically and emotionally from their abortion experiences.

GLOBAL SOUTH LEADERS CALL FOR RESTATEMENT OF TRADITIONAL TEACHING AT LAMBETH

Bishop Henry Scriven, General Secretary of EFAC, continued, "The current challenge to biblical orthodoxy by modern culture in the West should be regarded by the Church as a unique opportunity to answer these deep and fundamental questions -- pointing people to God, not encouraging them, in their confusion, to try secularist ideas, philosophies and hormonal and medical treatments which will never meet their deeper longings. Only a personal relationship with Christ will.

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'.

LAMBETH PRESS CONFERENCE: 1,000 BISHOPS INVITED TO LAMBETH, 650 WILL ATTEND INCLUDING 480 SPOUSES

Questioned about whether Lambeth Resolution 1:10 and other sexuality issues would be on the table, Welby said key and important questions about human identity and human sexuality and the nature of being God's people will be addressed by the bishops. He described it as "both challenging and hugely exciting."

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. Johnson and Zurlo estimate that these churches constitute around two-thirds of African Anglicans.[i] That means they represent over a third of the entire Communion.

Anglicans Challenged in COVID Slump and Abuse Investigations

The Falls Church is part of a larger story in which departing Anglicans have mostly concluded lawsuits with Episcopalians in Texas and South Carolina regarding the ownership of local church properties and now begin a season free of such disputes as other challenges take shape.

Abuse Investigations

Anglican efforts in Africa weakened by Ukraine crisis

Their comments came as Human Rights Watch noted that many African countries relied on Russia and the Ukraine for wheat, fertiliser and vegetable oil, and that shortages were leading to a spike in food prices.

Last week the United Nations World Food Program also said the Ukraine situation was exacerbating climbing food prices and fuel shortages that had already been affected by COVID, regional conflicts and climate-related disasters in many African communities.

THE SHORT LIFE OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH

Matagorda was in the then Republic of Texas which, for 10 years from 1836-1846, was a separate sovereign nation wedged between the United States to the east, Indian Territory to the north and Mexico to the south and west. Therefore, Fr. Ives was appointed as the foreign missionary to Texas by the Foreign Committee of the Board of Missions of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, commonly called The Episcopal Church. Since Texas was an independent republic -- with nation status -- Texas was considered a foreign mission field.

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!

WELBY THREATENED RWANDAN ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP ON VISIT TO UK IN 2019

Your grace, dear brother in Christ,

I write to thank you for giving me permission to transit through the Province of Rwanda when I visited the Democratic Republic of Congo at the end of October (2019).

PRIDE: THE REAL AGENDA -- Part One

Pride is different.

Historical perspectives on propaganda show that the end goal s compliance with the revolution.

First, I highlight the role of claims and complacency:

"Years ago ... you'd often hear their activists say, 'Why are you opposed to gay rights? This won't impact your life in any way'. Of course, they don't even try to say that anymore ... There are no longer calls for tolerance, but compliance."

'CALL TO PRAYER' ISSUED TO UK EVANGELICALS AHEAD OF 2022 LAMBETH CONFERENCE

Some senior Archbishops, such as those of Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya have chosen not to go, whilst others from the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches (representing around 75% of the Communion's worshippers) are attending but have made it very clear they fully support those who have not.

Rwanda's Anglican leader slams Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby for wading into the row over UK's asylum plan

In contrast to Mr Welby, an Eton-educated former oil executive, Archbishop Mbanda said he spent most of his life as a refugee in Burundi and knew how it felt to be without a home.

Archbishop Laurent Mbanda , Rwanda's Anglican leader lived in exile like many Rwandans.

He said that, like him, many Rwandans had lived in exile because of genocide in the 1990s and understood the issues faced by people fleeing their homes.

The archbishop said it was time for African churches to speak for themselves rather than wait for the Archbishop of Canterbury to tell them what to do.

Number of Americans who believe in God dips to new low: Gallup

The poll notes that only 72% of Democrats, 62% of liberals and 68% of young people believe in God.

"Belief in God is highest among political conservatives (94%) and Republicans (92%), reflecting that religiosity is a major determinant of political divisions in the U.S., it adds.

Looking at belief in God region-wise, the poll found that the South has the highest number with 86%, but it is down from 93% in 2017. The region with the lowest number is the East, with 78%.

Gallup also asked whether God hears prayers and whether God intervenes when people pray.

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