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January 13 2021 By dvirtue DISTINCTLY ANGLICAN: AN APPEAL FOR AUTHENTIC ANGLICANISM

On its own, without labored elaboration, the professed description "Anglican" describes nothing in useful detail. The broad use of the term can encompass Anglo-Catholicism, Liberalism, veiled Atheism or Evangelicalism: High Church, Broad Church, or Low Church, and each of these categories is striped with its own accentuated emphases that germinate even distinguishing traits within its own genus.

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December 31 2020 By dvirtue POPE WON'T LIFT LUTHER'S EXCOMMUNICATION

"There will be a special press release on Jan. 4 from both the Lutheran World Federation and the Vatican on the steps being taken that lead us further on the path from conflict to communion," LWF Assistant General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations Professor Dr. Dirk G. Lange told Church Militant Wednesday.

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December 17 2020 By dvirtue 90% OF PASTORS LACK PROPER THEOLOGICAL TRAINING, MAJOR CONFERENCE IS TOLD

Chris Sugden writes: This situation prompts evaluation of how effective theological education is. In Africa Christians form a sizeable community, if not the majority in some countries. Yet Africa remains the poorest continent. How might theological training enable people to lead Christian communities to engage with their neighbourhoods so that they can transform them spiritually, socially, and economically?

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December 07 2020 By dvirtue Brazilian Anglicanism, the result of missionary or British (19th century) and American (20th century) colonial expansionism?

In fact, these first 80 years of the Anglican presence took place in two movements. The first freely as the British settled in the Brazilian province with commercial interests in favor of the British crown, and secondly with the sending of the Church of England and its mission agencies SAMS, Society for the Evangelization of South America and SPCK, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, evangelical and Anglo-Catholic orientation respectively.

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November 25 2020 By dvirtue J. I. Packer on Revaluing the Book of Common Prayer

It references the Canadian BCP of 1962 as well as the Book of Alternative Services or BAS, of which it offers an illuminating critique)

By The Revd. Professor J.I. Packer

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November 07 2020 By dvirtue Damaris and the Day of Judgment

Let me put out a series of diagnostic questions that will help. Is it fair of God to do this? Is this awful disease provoked by what he sees? Does he care about our lives enough to intervene? And importantly, is there hope for us if we respond rightly?

I will float these in three scenarios: the election this week, Damaris and Athena, and Jesus as our judge.

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November 02 2020 By dvirtue THE MISDIRECTION OF PARABLES

I have no insight into the mind of the Word Incarnate why He taught in parables and why three of his four evangelists included these in their Gospels, and the last did not. Parables, like allegories are susceptible to endless re-interpretation, and perhaps Jesus recognized that His followers needed continuously to examine the texts against not only their contexts, but also the context of their present time.

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October 22 2020 By dvirtue THE BOOK OF REVELATION: INTRODUCTORY CONSIDERATIONS

The main argument of those who think the book was written by another John is that The Revelation is written in a less polished form of Greek. One answer to this is that John was unschooled- Acts 4:13, "when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men . .

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October 15 2020 By dvirtue PREDISPOSED

The only problem was, the papyrus fragment was a fake.

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October 14 2020 By dvirtue FAITH & SCHOLARSHIP

Facts and logical constructs

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