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May 15 2006 By virtueonline Exodus: Why Americans Are Fleeing Liberal Churches for Conservative Christianity

Why is his book important? Over the long term, a people's health can be measured by whom they worship, how they worship, and what difference it makes in their day-to-day lives. Today, Christianity is growing like wildfire in Africa and Asia, while its influence is rapidly diminishing in Europe. We will have to see whether Pope Benedict and his youthful troops in the new ecclesial communities can pull off a miracle, but the intermediate prognosis is grim.

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May 15 2006 By virtueonline Da Vinci Code Confirms Rather Than Changes People's Religious Views

Broad Reach

According to the Barna research, The Da Vinci Code has been read "cover to cover" by roughly 45 million adults in the U.S. - that's one out of every five adults (20%). That makes it the most widely read book with a spiritual theme, other than the Bible, to have penetrated American homes.

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May 14 2006 By virtueonline Myths and Facts of General Convention

Myth: The Episcopal Church has not complied with the Windsor Report.

Fact: The Episcopal Church has complied with more of the recommendations of the Windsor Report than any other branch of the communion.

Myth: The 38 Primates are the authority of the Anglican Communion.

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May 08 2006 By virtueonline LONDON:Church seeks spirituality of youth...and doesn't like what it finds

The report has prompted an "urgent" wake-up call from the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, who writes of a large "mismatch" between the Church and the views of those aged 15 to 25. He says: "The research suggests young people are happy with life as it is, that they have felt no need for a transcendent something else and regard the Church as boring and irrelevant."

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April 28 2006 By virtueonline The Resurgence of Christian Fiction - by Charles Colson

Now even the Washington Post is saluting Christian literature. In a recent review of the new novel Abide with Me, "Book World" senior editor Ron Charles observed, "Too often [in Christian novels], churchy language forces the rich ambiguity of good fiction to get 'left behind.' Lately, though, a few novels full of Christian faith have managed to transcend sectarian piety and speak to a large, diverse audience."

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April 25 2006 By virtueonline ENGLAND: WHY TEA WILL NOT SATISFY TRADITIONALISTS

We must always keep in mind that these schemes were imposed by a liberal/revisionist majority on a minority which a few years earlier had represented the overwhelming bulk of membership of the Church of England of both clerical and lay persuasions.

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April 25 2006 By virtueonline The Episcopate - By Robert Sanders

According to the 1662 English Book of Common Prayer, bishops are examined in eight articles prior to consecration. They are as follows: 1) The belief that they are called.

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April 19 2006 By virtueonline Putting the Gospel of Judas in perspective

Coming hard on the heels of The Da Vinci Code, for some the Gospel of Judas raises new questions: Did Jesus collude with Judas? And it presses old ones: Was Judas really the bad guy, and are the canonical gospels reliable?

I want to say some things about the actual content of GJu (Gospel of Judas) to put the headlines in perspective, and then to reflect on what this document does and does not tell us.

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April 18 2006 By virtueonline Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code - by Ron Rhodes

This special report is arranged in a question–answer format. There are plenty of quotes from Dan Brown's book, so you will be clear where he stands on each issue. It will be demonstrated that when all the facts are considered, Brown's Da Vinci Code poses no threat to historic Christianity.

Is Dan Brown's Da Vinci Theory Based On Fact Or Fiction?

Dan Brown's Position (Based on an NBC Today Show Interview):

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