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September 22 2021 By dvirtue THE GREAT AMERICAN EVANGELICAL TRAGEDY

News from abroad pulls us out of ourselves; it forces us to think globally, not just nationally. It also prevents us from getting caught up in rapture theories or dispensational notions of the End Times. It saves us from the endless prophetic nonsense which so-called American prophets proclaim, telling us the world is coming to an end because certain verses in the Bible prophecy that what happens in America will determine how God acts.

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September 22 2021 By dvirtue FT. WORTH: TEC Diocese Appeals Court Ruling to Return all Property Contents: UPDATED

Lawyers for the TEC parish say the language of the enforcement order pertaining to the turnover of property far exceeds the substantive, adjudicative portions of the Final Judgment pertaining to property and the order was issued after the trial court's plenary power expired.

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September 18 2021 By dvirtue GAFCON PRIMATES GRAPPLE WITH THE CONSECRATION OF WOMEN BISHOPS IN AFRICA

The Primates acknowledged that while there is disagreement and ongoing discussion on the issues of the ordination of women as deacons or priests, and the consecration of women as bishops, they were agreed that these are not salvation issues. They are not issues that will disrupt their mission: to proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations.

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September 17 2021 By dvirtue WHY THE DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD IS NO CATCH FOR ANY WANNABE BISHOP

Average Sunday Attendance (ASA) in 2011 was 1,945; in 2019, it had plunged to 1,348 a loss of 30.7%! (St. Martin's in Houston has a larger ASA than this entire diocese).

The number of full-time priests of one congregation is 57%, which may be much lower following personal parish attendance following post Covid regulations.

Now the decline in the diocese is commensurate (or at least not different from) that in other dioceses.

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September 16 2021 By dvirtue TEC Presiding Bishop Outraged that Lutherans Ordain Transgendered Bishop

"We are supposed to be leading the mainline churches in sexual deviancy, so for the ELCA to get ahead of us is unacceptable. It could affect ecumenical niceties for decades and could dissolve our relationship", he told reporters.

"They said a 'A New Thing is Happening' with this transgender consecration, but we started the 'new thing' with Gene Robinson back in 2003. They have stolen our language and behavior. I am outraged."

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September 13 2021 By dvirtue Former Newark Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong is Dead

On God. "Understanding God in theistic categories as "a being, supernatural in power, dwelling somewhere external to the world and capable of invading the world with miraculous power" is no longer believable. Most God talk in liturgy and conversation has thus become meaningless."

On Jesus -- the Christ. "If God can no longer be thought of in theistic terms, then conceiving of Jesus as "the incarnation of the theistic deity" has also become a bankrupt concept.

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September 09 2021 By dvirtue Where does the Evangelical Belong Today? -- White Paper

To some He has said, "Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly." To others, He has said, "I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not." To the Evangelical Anglican He says, "that which ye have already hold fast till I come."

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September 09 2021 By dvirtue EFAC-USA Leader sees Good Future for Evangelicals Across the Ecclesiastical Spectrum

VOL: Evangelicals have been steadily declining in TEC, most have left and joined the ACNA. What makes you think that at this late stage, EFAC - USA evangelicals can make a difference?

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September 06 2021 By dvirtue Problems with Management style of leadership in the Church of England

The Scottish Episcopal Church commissioned a review by Professor Iain Torrance, former moderator of the Church of Scotland, into "turbulence and discontent", but decided not to publish it as promised.

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September 05 2021 By dvirtue ACNA Bishop takes leave over allegations of misconduct

Because of this leave of absence, Atkinson will not be serving as an acting assistant bishop in that diocese.

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