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September 07 2018 By dvirtue Maryland Episcopal Bishop Pushes Progressive Christianity

The conversation as it was called was held on the campus of Pennsylvania, Chautauqua. It concluded a nine-week series, which saw interfaith advocates from numerous faith traditions. Sutton represented progressive Christianity.

VOL took a hard look at what he had to say and we concluded the following.

SUTTON: "A progressive religion has a bit of humility."

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September 05 2018 By dvirtue Are we seeing the end of institutional Christianity in America?

The Roman Catholic Church faces a critical moment in its history not seen since the Reformation. It is a Borgia pope moment with hundreds of priests sexually abusing thousands of mostly young men. The tip of the homosexual iceberg was revealed in Pennsylvania recently. Forty-nine other state attorneys general could open investigations on priestly sexual abuse, effectively bankrupting the Church with lawsuits.

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September 05 2018 By dvirtue Church of England Appoints Lesbian in Partnered Relationship to head Interim Director of Ministry

The Church of England's current position is that marriage is between a man and a woman, however it has also maintained the position that it supports celibate same-sex relationships including civil partnership.

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August 29 2018 By dvirtue Communion Partner Bishops hold Low-Key Clergy Recruiting Event

A blurb at the website reads; "Anyone who is interested in thinking about and celebrating ordained ministry; for any who have a burden for proclaiming Christ to a lost and broken world in need of healing and redemption. This conference was conceived as a place to have a conversation about what this looks like in the Anglican tradition, and to give missional, Gospel-burdened young adults a space in which to reflect on their vocation, i.e. calling."

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August 25 2018 By dvirtue Episcopal Church continues downward slide; sheds additional members in 2017

The Fast Fact domestic stats for 2017 released this week, showed The Episcopal Church continuing its downward trend both in baptized membership and average Sunday attendance.

Between 2016-2017, there were 26 fewer reporting congregations. In 2016, there were 6,476 functioning churches; in 2017, only 6,447, a drop of 29 churches. Ten years ago, in 2008, there were 6,964 parishes and missions; by 2013, the number of churches had dropped to 6,622.

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August 22 2018 By dvirtue OF MILLSTONES AND DEEP WATERS

Jesus had much to say about judgement, but you won't hear much of it from many pulpits these days. Preachers like to preach the Sermon on the Mount but steer clear of what Jesus had to say about religious leaders. He accused them of being "hypocrites" and "whited sepulchers". On one occasion he said this: "For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves."

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August 19 2018 By dvirtue Spitting in the face of Christ crucified

The Episcopal Church should not gloat, nor should it argue that if the RCC had just allowed openly practicing homosexual priests then the problem would go away. This has been a favorite argument of homosexuals like Louie Crew, and, indirectly by hundreds of Episcopal bishops and at least four presiding bishops.

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August 18 2018 By dvirtue I'm numb! 301 Catholic priests named in Pennsylvania sex scandal

This is a story I never thought I would be writing. This is a story no journalist should ever have to write. But now both the church press and secular media have a hold of the story, a rapidly expanding story with more twists and turns than Lombard Street in San Francisco.


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August 08 2018 By dvirtue The Devolving World of Anglicanism

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion office, Josiah Idowu-Fearon and assorted professional reconcilers believe that they are on the right side of history with the majority of the communion and its bishops behind them.

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July 28 2018 By dvirtue The Sinister Intrusion of Same Sex Marriage into Orthodox Episcopal Dioceses

Here is how the resolution reads: Resolved, That under the canonical direction of the Rector or Member of the Clergy in charge and where permitted to do so by civil law, provision will be made for all couples desiring to use these marriage liturgies in their local congregation or worshipping community, provided that nothing in this Resolve narrows the authority of the Rector or Priest-in-Charge (Canon III.9.6(a)); and be it further Resolved, That in dioceses where the bishop exercising ecc

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