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October 05 2022 By dvirtue CENTRAL FLORIDA: Three straight white males toss their hats in the ring to be next bishop

It is ironic that George Conger, a Central Florida rector who attempted to become the Bishop of Springfield is not a candidate.

All three bishops affirmed their belief in Christ's resurrection and expressed no hesitations about the pledge, The Living Church noted.

The Rev. Charles (Roy) Allison II, rector of James Church, Ormond Beach, Fl., is a 2012 graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Order of St. Luke and the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

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October 03 2022 By dvirtue WHY CHURCHES FAIL AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

I write today on the cusp of yet another church plant that is without doubt the most exciting to date. Its success or failure will depend on the preacher expounding God's Word to us that is historically based, but relevant to the times in which we live. He will have a newspaper, nowadays an iPad in one hand, and a Bible in the other. He will need to understand and be conversant with social media and know how to draw in young people.

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September 30 2022 By dvirtue DIOCESE OF NEW YORK SEES MAJOR DECLINE EVEN AS IT SEEKS NEW BISHOP

Paulikas is a huge fan of Pete Buttigieg, Biden's appointee as Secretary of Transportation, describing him as an articulate defender of his "sexual orientation through the lens of faith." Paulikas says Buttigieg is a defender of the queering of the American soul. His rise is a sign that more L.G.B.T. people are finding spiritual homes in houses of faith. "I like Mayor Pete because the way he talks about being openly gay shows strength of character," said Paulikas.

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September 28 2022 By dvirtue REVISIONISTS ARE THE CAUSE FOR AMERICAN CHURCH DECLINE

Ironically, all three--Rauschenbusch, Gladden, and Mathews--called themselves evangelicals. And all talked about having a personal relationship with Jesus.

This was pietism, the movement that proclaimed that the most important thing is knowing Jesus personally, and that after that doctrine is unimportant. It discounted theology.

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September 27 2022 By dvirtue TO BISHOP GOFF: A LETTER OF "APPRECIATION" FOLLOWING THE GOOD NEWS YOU ARE RETIRING AS SUFFRAGAN OF VIRGINIA

I am wondering if in the 42 years you were a priest and then bishop, how many you led to Christ, or even proclaimed the Good News of God's salvation in Christ, by grace through faith alone in the finished work of Christ at the cross. I'm sure they must be taped and recorded for future Episcopalians, even seminarians to hear and grow spiritually. I will ask around.

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September 23 2022 By dvirtue DIOCESE OF VERMONT SEEKS TO CUT TIES WITH ANGLICAN COMMUNION

"It's weird to see liberals thinking of leaving the communion because it is not liberal enough," a parishioner told VOL.

The small ultra-liberal diocese which is in deep financial and demographic trouble is currently sharing resources with the two other New England dioceses; Maine and New Hampshire.

In August of 2021, the bishop of Vermont, Shannon MacVean-Brown, wrote a letter revealing that the diocese faced a “financial cliff”.

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September 16 2022 By virtueonline Charlie Holt Tosses His Hat in The Ring Again to Be Next Bishop of the Diocese of Florida

It should be a shoe-in for Holt, who is clearly better qualified and credentialed with a resume that even got support from Black community church leaders the first-time round.

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September 13 2022 By virtueonline Western Anglicanism Will Be Forced to Capitulate to The Global South

Of course, it was hastened by former Nigerian primate Peter Akinola who wrote the book, Who Blinks First? Biblical Fidelity Against the Gay Agenda in the Global Anglican Communion. That book was a slam dunk at Rowan Williams who told the African primate he would blink first over the Anglican Communion's inevitable acceptance of homosexuality. It never happened. Both sides became more entrenched in their views.

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September 10 2022 By virtueonline QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIES: Tributes Pour in From Around the Anglican Communion

Five things can be said about her:

1. She was the official head of the Church of England.
2. She spoke openly about her Christian faith.
3. Trust in God was 'foundational' in her life.
4. She met with five popes in her lifetime.
5. She was friends with late evangelist Billy Graham.

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September 07 2022 By virtueonline GAFCON CHAIRMAN SENDS MESSAGE TO ARCHBISHOP WELBY OVER NEW AUSTRALIAN DIOCESE

Beach cited the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who encouraged a structure in North America so "we can keep these fellow Anglicans in the fold."

"We will continue to offer safe harbor for those in Provinces whose leaders walk away from the moral teaching of the New Testament, the Church Fathers, and our Anglican heritage."

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