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March 31 2020 By virtueonline The Church: good news and bad news about the Coronavirus

My own small parish (under 30) has found us more deeply committed to one another through emails, FaceTime, Zoom and other forms of social media. We have committed ourselves to prayer, especially as our parish includes a doctor, an ultrasound tech, a social worker at a clinic for the elderly, a hospital chaplain, and a retired nurse. We pray more fervently for one another. When it is all over, we will come back together more deeply committed to one another.

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March 31 2020 By virtueonline ON WHAT JESUS HAS TO DO WITH AN AK47

Lennox said it is a very important question because it needs analysis. "Historical analysis shows that it's not just quite as simple as a sectarian war -- but let's assume it is. Because I grew up in a situation where my parents lived in a town that was divided, and my parents -- who were Christian, but were not sectarian -- believed that every man and woman is made in the image of God no matter what they believe.

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March 30 2020 By virtueonline Anglican Communion Head Should be Elected from among Primates

The bishop of Egypt, a leading player among Global South bishops, reiterated the Windsor Continuation Group's belief that the Anglican Communion suffers from an "ecclesial deficit" in which the "diversity of theological judgment has exceeded (by far) interdependence among the churches of the Communion."

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March 28 2020 By virtueonline New Nigerian Primate says his Province will stand firm on Lambeth Resolution 1.10

If Archbishop Welby thought that a new generation of African Archbishops would submit to his charm offensive, he is gravely mistaken. They have demonstrated their loyalty to GAFCON and to its chairman, Archbishop Foley Beach.

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March 26 2020 By virtueonline One Man's Journey in the Episcopal Church

"After reading your book I see more clearly now how we come to the present state of affairs within the Episcopal Church. I had heard of Louie Crew many years ago, (I am 89) and I thought he was an aberration and not a driving force. How wrong I was."

He went on to say how much that pained him. "I didn't see it coming, or did I see it coming and just refused to believe what was happening?"

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However, British writer and columnist Judi Sture excoriated the Welby/Sentamu approach as A Masterclass in Moral Relativism.

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"My sense of God's communication to humanity is that it is designed to show his universal, unlimited, unredacted love for all humanity. We should not read His communique to us as anything more than a gentle wrist slap. I would say carry on and drink more tea; tea is designed to calm troubled nerves at times like these."

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March 14 2020 By virtueonline Episcopal Presiding Bishop decides to close churches permanently

We have sodomized ourselves into oblivion and it seems appropriate that we become a virtual church, where people can have their morning coffee whilst going through the motions of worship and nod off at the sermon without anybody seeing, he said.

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March 14 2020 By virtueonline Springfield Episcopal Bishop Defies Presiding Bishop on COVID-19 Pandemic

However, this is not the same as openly canceling public worship.

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March 05 2020 By virtueonline Global South Bishops will be rocked that American Lesbian Bishop will lead "inclusive Eucharist" service on eve of Lambeth Conference

Global South bishops will see this as a blasphemous act and will have nothing to do with it.

This act will not only embarrass Archbishop Justin Welby, who has been doing his best to persuade Global South bishops who disapprove of sodomy and homosexual marriage to attend the 2020 Lambeth conference, it will also confirm to African Anglicans that to attend such a gathering would violate both Holy Scripture and their consciences.

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