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April 28 2022 By dvirtue THE DANIEL DECLARATION:

THE DANIEL DECLARATION
A CALL TO MISSION, A PLACE TO STAND

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April 23 2022 By dvirtue MORNING AND EVENING: THE FIRST DAY

The empty tomb yields in its remaining contents the evidence of the resurrection, if closely considered. The strips of linen and the burial cloth are not simply discarded items of no significance. They have great bearing on the divine action that took place "early in the morning" in great power and evident calm. "Then Simon Peter ... arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head.

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April 16 2022 By dvirtue AN EASTER CHRISTOLOGICAL REFLECTION ON GENESIS 22: 1-19

Besides, and no one claims similar divine inspiration, New Testament writers often give new developmental twists to quotations from the Old.

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April 13 2022 By dvirtue Galatians 3:28 Revisited

Stendahl based his then-novel interpretation on the theory that Paul wrote in a patriarchal society, which makes it necessary (in his view) to reevaluate and reinterpret Galatians to make it applicable to "modern, enlightened" times; he differentiates between continually applicable biblical commands and nonbinding, adiaphoric passages, subjectively making one's worldview the determinative factor.

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March 19 2022 By dvirtue WHO'S YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS?

Legalism orders our lives, and the Pharisees viewed justification as a process of transformation. Whole systems of religion are devised to facilitate our understanding of salvation-by-increments: acquiring grace by participating in the sacraments or modern-day discipleship plans that are meant to lead us towards the goal of obtaining human worthiness to stand before God. Preachers thrive on this.

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March 16 2022 By dvirtue TO SWIM THE TIBER IS TO REJECT THE ANGLICAN TRADITION

'Although reformed'? Perhaps nothing so quite indicates the extent to which Nazir-Ali has rejected classical Anglicanism than this statement. Anglicanism is Catholic not in spite of the Reformation: it is Catholic because of the Reformation.

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March 10 2022 By dvirtue ANGLICAN EVANGELICALISM: RECLAIMING OUR ALLIES - PART 4

The tragic loss of Cranmerian conviction and biblical clarity bequeathed to us by our great Reformer has led to the confusion of faith and practice within the Church of England that has also spread disastrously to the majority of her daughter churches throughout the post-colonial world. The third largest Christian grouping on our globe has lapsed into error and irregularity that results from abandonment of our Reformational heritage.

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March 07 2022 By dvirtue Female clergy make unity an impossibility - Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali

In his replies, Archbishop Runcie, while rehearsing some of the arguments in favour of ordaining women, expressed his inability to prevent any province of the Anglican Communion from acting independently on the issue. Runcie's argument revealed a fault line in the Communion which was to become even more pronounced over other issues such as divorced and remarried clergy, and the ordination to the priesthood and episcopate of those in sexually active homophile relationships.

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March 03 2022 By dvirtue Ashes to Go plus glitter equals Glitter+Ash Wednesday

But Ash Wednesday has a powerful draw bringing thousands of people to church who would usually not go otherwise for the Imposition of Ashes.

The Ash Wednesday tradition was apparently started by Pope Gregory the Great who was Bishop of Rome from 590 to 604 AD. He is also credited with sending St. Augustine of Canterbury to England to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in 595 AD. Two years later in 597 AD Augustine was named the first Archbishop of Canterbury.

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February 28 2022 By dvirtue Anglican Evangelicalism: Reclaiming Our Allies: Poet's Corner Part Three

Edmund Spenser was once secretarial assistant to the Calvinistic Bishop of Roches-ter, John Young, and upheld the doctrines of grace and endorsed their great ex-ponent Edmund Grindal in his majestic poesy in such works as The Fairy Queen and the Shepherd's Calendar:

The Fairy Queen, Book 1, Canticle X - Her faithful knight fair Una brings to House of Holiness, where he is taught repentance, and the way to heavenly bliss.

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