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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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November 02 2018 By dvirtue The Perilous State of Our Theological Illiteracy

And for years now the results have been very troubling indeed. One such investigation that routinely monitors and gauges where evangelicals are at theologically is the Ligonier Ministries' State of Theology survey. They have been doing this for a while now and the findings are not very encouraging.

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October 17 2018 By dvirtue Addressing The "Ecclesial Deficit" In The Anglican Communion

"the inability to uphold structures which can make decisions which carry force in the life of the Churches of the Communion...the questions of the limits of diversity [which] becomes acute when major differences arise in the life of the communion of the Churches which concern the faith, order or moral life of the Communion.

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October 14 2018 By dvirtue The Everyday Mystery of Answered Prayer

These questions will be considered in the light of the undeniable ability of human beings to change the course of events in the natural world.


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