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March 04 2006 By virtueonline Pollyanna Preachers Learning the Gospel from the Agnostics

Today, one of the most popular preachers in America is an insufferable Pollyanna: Joel Osteen. He preaches out of an Enormodome in Texas and sounds to me like a mixture of Dale Carnegie, twelve-step blather, and the Joker. Unlike the Joker, however, Osteen doesn't seem to believe in evil-or free will. To him, every event under-and around-the sun is the work of Divine Providence. Lost your job? God's got something better prepared for you. Flat tire? God's just testing your patience.

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March 04 2006 By virtueonline Heaven on Earth - by Rob Sanders Ph. D.

Once seen and heard, the words and deeds of Jesus were recorded as the apostolic witness of Scripture. These words and deeds are then set forth in worship as readings, sermon, and the liturgical words and manual acts of the Holy Communion. As this happens, the Holy Spirit enlivens the biblical words and deeds of worship to reveal the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and through him, the entire company of heaven gathered before the throne of the transcendent Father.

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March 02 2006 By virtueonline LOOK NOT TO CANTUAR: A Friendly Rejoinder to Michael Poon

I appreciate Dr. Poon's perspective on the danger of imposing an Anglican "confessionalism," especially on the mission field where new churches are being planted.

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The Rev. Prof. Stephen Noll
Vice Chancellor
Uganda Christian University



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February 23 2006 By virtueonline Over 500 PhD Scientists Proclaim Their Doubts About Darwin's Theory

Signers hold doctorates in biological sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, computer science, and related disciplines. Many are professors or researchers at major universities and research institutions such as MIT, The Smithsonian, Cambridge University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, the Ohio State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Washington.

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February 20 2006 By virtueonline DURHAM, UK: Unity is symphonic, says Cardinal

"At the beginning of the 21st century, we are confronted once more by the problematic constellation of the 19th and 20th centuries: Catholicism versus Protestantism. We have been thrown back to the beginning of the ecumenical movement," he said in a keynote address. "It is understandable that the Anglican Communion, which hopes somehow to hold the two together, suffers particularly under this polarisation.

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February 16 2006 By virtueonline The Healing of the Soul - by Rob Sanders

Here is Arnold Come:

Each man is in vital organic continuity with that whole in which he comes into being, and so he drinks into his life all to which his avenues of receptivity and sensitivity are open. It is by these realities, which flow and drive into his being, that he is shaped and empowered and filled, or perhaps shattered and destroyed.(2)

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February 13 2006 By virtueonline Episcopal Innovations 1960-2004 - by Dr. Peter Toon

From the 1960s, if not earlier, this Reformed Catholicism, with its various forms of churchmanship, was subject to all kinds of pressures to change, usually in a liberal theological direction. And these influences for change were not isolated to doctrine, they also included liturgy, morality, order, discipline, Episcopal Innovations 1960–2004 polity, mission and so on.

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February 06 2006 By virtueonline The importance of the Thirty Nine Articles today

The Creeds

Historically Christians have wanted to clarify the facts of their faith. Early on this was done with Creeds that were used to teach and thus also became an affirmation of faith used at baptism. Later on such creeds became a more general test that people believe the right facts. ?This is especially true of the Nicene Creed.

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February 06 2006 By virtueonline Farewell to Babel - by Michael Nai-Chiu

Archbishop Williams penned these extraordinary words:

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