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January 20 2019 By dvirtue Conciliarism-What Does It Really Mean?

In your own local Anglican church, you will find this "council" at the annual congregational meeting, and between those meetings through a representative group called the vestry. At the diocesan level, this happens at the annual diocesan synod--gathering all of the clergy and lay delegates of every congregation to meet together "in council" to make important decisions that affect the life and mission of the diocese and its congregations.

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January 16 2019 By dvirtue THE EMPTY TOMB: SACRAMENT OF THE MATERIAL GOD

If Jesus Christ is truly risen from the dead, He entered back into life through the gate of the Empty Tomb, body and all. It was the Creator God, the Mind behind Matter, who worked a new creative act in raising His Son. The American author John Updike captures the radicality of this event when he writes:

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December 11 2018 By dvirtue GOD THE FATHER: Three Biblical Reflections

But the Archbishop also said that God is not a father in the same way that a human would be -- and that descriptions of God are always "to some degree metaphorical".

Speaking at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London on Monday evening, Archbishop Justin said: "It is extraordinarily important as Christians that we remember that the definitive revelation of who God is was not in words, but in the word of God who we call Jesus Christ. We can't pin God down."

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December 05 2018 By dvirtue Pontius Pilate's Name Is Found on 2,000-Year-Old Ring

To the very short list of clues about Pilate as a historical figure, archaeologists have added one more: a 2,000-year-old copper alloy ring bearing his name.

The ring was discovered in the late 1960s, one of thousands of artifacts found in the excavation of Herodium, an ancient fortress and palace south of Bethlehem, in the West Bank. But it was not until recently that researchers, analyzing those objects with advanced photography, were able to decipher the ring's inscription.

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December 02 2018 By dvirtue ANGLICAN INDEBTEDNESS AND IDENTITY (Part Three)

This truly beautiful prayer is the excellent composition of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633 until his execution." Ecclesiastical history records that the controversial Primate's notion of truth and reform differed greatly from previous generations of Anglican leadership that guided the English Church from Rome to Reformational confession and custom. "Educated at St.

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December 01 2018 By dvirtue This is the way physics ends. Not with a Big Bang, but a feminist whimper

We're talking about elite fields in academia, not dirty and dangerous male-dominated jobs like front-line soldiering, long-haul trucking, garbage collection, street paving, commercial fishing, mining, logging, roofing, sanitation, construction, sewer repair, and so on. Feminists aren't fighting to get more women into these jobs.

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November 15 2018 By dvirtue VERY MAN: TWO GOOD BOOKS ON SEEING JESUS

According to the backward development theory, we begin deconstructing the "high" Nicene Christology of John's Gospel, where the Word was in the beginning with God and the Word was God and the Word became flesh in Jesus Christ. The Jesus of John's Gospel can say quite explicitly: "Father, glorify thou me in thy own presence with the glory which I had with thee before the world was made" (John 17:5).

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November 13 2018 By dvirtue ANGLICAN INDEBTEDNESS AND IDENTITY (Part Two)

Great servants of the Lord from within the Anglican fold - and beyond - expended much godly enthusiasm and effort in the construction of a Reformed and Protestant Church for England, Wales, and Ireland, the blessings of which were bequeathed to settlements abroad established by the crown through the extension of British exploration, colonialism and commercial enterprise.

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November 10 2018 By dvirtue HISTORY: Church of Scotland releases eye-witness accounts of Kristallnacht

The name refers to the broken windows of Jewish homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and synagogues that were plundered across Germany, Austria and elsewhere.

The typewritten document was compiled two months after the so-called Night of Broken Glass by Rev Donald William Mackay, who was minister of the Scots International Church in Rotterdam in the Netherlands from 1934-1940.

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November 04 2018 By dvirtue ANGLICAN INDEBTEDNESS AND IDENTITY (Part One)

The question at hand is not who is qualified to be considered truly in union with Christ, about which (the quintessence of real Christian existence) there is no absolute assurance, humanly speaking, but a question about which faith tradition happens to approximate best to the rule of Holy Scripture (in the non-legalistic sense of actual attachment to the Lord expressed in intellectual accuracy in regard to the meaning of the text and experimental exposure to the influence of the Holy Spirit w

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