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March 10 2022 By dvirtue RESEARCH REVEALS A SIN SICK AMERICA

Released in March 2022, the study also found that the global pandemic has negatively impacted participation in organized religion -- or religious activity -- and more people are finding spiritual fulfillment in nature. In addition, while the church has been a place of community and non-judgment, some Americans feel that churches that discuss racism and slavery are acting with the wrong intentions.

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March 01 2022 By dvirtue Change the Lectionary to Eliminate Antisemitism says Jewish Scholar

This concern for revision is not news to the Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. "You've discussed lectionary readings that give anti-Jewish impressions in response to a General Convention resolution in 2006, and then at the next three triennial meetings. (Resolutions C001 of 2006, Resolve 3 of A089 of 2009, A058 of 2012 and A062 of 2015) The problem continues. The problem gets raised by parishioners and priests, every year. I know because they write to me."

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February 25 2022 By dvirtue THE STORY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IS THE STORY OF UNREQUITED SODOMY

From the early days of activist homosexual Louie Crew and his Integrity organization right up to and including the ordination of homosexual activist Gene Robinson, to the final push for homosexual marriage, the narrative has been the same - the full inclusion of homosexuals and their behavior into Episcopal Church life morphing into something called LGBTQ.

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February 23 2022 By dvirtue How the Left and Right are Destroying Churches in America

All was going well. The churches grew. They were truly diverse with various kids coming from differing backgrounds and nationalities. One such person was a young Arab American (first generation Egyptian) who came into one of their fellowships. Over time he got converted and showed promise as a future leader in the community. He expressed an interest in full-time ministry. They paid for a theological education and soon he was pastoring one of their churches.

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February 23 2022 By dvirtue The Episcopal Church Should Take Note that Mainline Churches are Losing Their Gray Heads

But according to Barna, some of the biggest declines in church attendance over the past three decades have been among adults 55 and older. "We can't just blame the young people for the drop in church attendance," said Savannah Kimberlin, Barna's director of research solutions.

People are leaving church from all age groups, and older generations are no exception. According to Burge, "There is no birth cohort that is more religious today than it was 12 years ago."

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February 16 2022 By dvirtue COULD REFORMATION ANGLICANISM SAVE THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION?

VOL: By way of introduction, perhaps you could tell us about yourself. Your spiritual journey, your education, family history and some personal theological insights that have brought you to this point today.

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February 02 2022 By dvirtue HOW FALLEN CHRISTIAN LEADERS HAVE HURT US ALL

The overall picture is not good. Going to church in person is still not fixed in stone. And when the veil of the coronavirus is lifted, will church attendance return to normal along with their coffers? Pew, Barna and Gallup who research these ups and downs, say the jury is still out. The latest report on church attendance reveals that while it has been declining since the pandemic, a deeper look reveals that the pandemic simply exacerbated a trend already in play.

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January 23 2022 By dvirtue Archbishop of York says Climate Change IS the Gospel

The archbishop might want to reflect on what the great apostle said, and in whose apostolic footsteps he claims to tread. In biblical terms the curse levelled by Paul involves eternal damnation. Paul's implication is that false teachers cannot show you the way to salvation because they do not have it themselves. They are condemned. Paul's letter clarified exactly what this meant.

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January 21 2022 By dvirtue Evangelical Ministry attacks Catholic and Orthodox Churches stand on Worship

"The icon or statue is said to participate in a greater reality, but the kingdom of God is not something out there, but right here, right now. Our worship needs to reinforce that reality."

We do not go to worship to participate in a reality greater than the one we already live in, having been adopted as God's children by His grace. "Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst?" (1 Cor. 3:16)

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January 21 2022 By dvirtue Christ, Schleiermacher, Pansexuality, Evangelicalism and the Episcopal Church

From the time of Edmond L. Browning through to Michael Curry, Western Anglican and Episcopal leaders began to abandon absolute truth and the authority of scripture in the area of morality staking their thinking knowingly or unknowingly on the 19th century philosopher theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834).

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