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October 05 2023 By dvirtue Southern Africa Primate Accuses Israel of being an Apartheid State

"As people of faith who are distressed by the pain of the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza -- and who long for security and a just peace for both Palestine and Israel -- we can no longer ignore the realities on the ground. We are opposed not to the Jewish people, but to the policies of Israelis' governments, which are becoming ever more extreme," Archbishop Thabo Makgoba wrote.

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September 23 2023 By dvirtue PB MICHAEL CURRY'S LEGACY WILL BE ONE OF HUMILIATION, FAILURE AND LOSS

As the feisty blog Anglican Watch noted, "Why? Because his own words show it's empty claptrap. One of Curry's favorite phrases is, "If it's not about love, it's not about God." That's true. The problem is that the Episcopal Church very often isn't about love."

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September 19 2023 By dvirtue "Christianity in America is 3,000 miles wide and half an inch deep" -- Dr. J.I. Packer

Sex abuse and corruption scandals that have rocked the evangelical community -- also well-documented by the media -- have played a role in growing disillusionment with the church. It is not just about COVID. The Gospel Coalition research team found that the dechurching phenomenon is far more complex. They drew their conclusions from an in-depth analysis of data drawn from a trio of surveys of 1,000 individuals, with100 data points per person surveyed.

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September 18 2023 By dvirtue Church of Nigeria Rejects Request to fold Missionary Diocese into the ACNA

"We were repeatedly assured by the Primate that he would happily release us fully into ACNA if that would serve our mission more effectively. The several Protocols signed by the Church of Nigeria and the Anglican Church in North America also bear this out."

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August 31 2023 By dvirtue FRONTLINE MISSIONARIES TO MUSLIMS BUILD NEW PARADIGM IN MISSION STRATEGY (Part 3)

After a day of digging through the New Testament together, what they came up with is: The Church is a group of baptized Believers committed to obeying Jesus, committed to one another, and committed to doing everything they see the church do in Acts 2:37-47. Not bad.

VOL: You are quite critical of Western church structures. Explain?

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August 30 2023 By dvirtue FRONTLINE MISSIONARIES TO MUSLIMS BUILD NEW PARADIGM IN MISSION STRATEGY (Part 2)

That word actually means the King is King wherever He is obeyed. So where Jesus is obeyed, His Kingdom is there. And that's the goal of the whole enterprise. The Kingdom. Making obedient disciples is how we achieve Jesus' goal and vision.

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August 28 2023 By dvirtue FRONTLINE MISSIONARIES TO MUSLIMS BUILD NEW PARADIGM IN MISSION STRATEGY (Part 1)

We've been in the Islamic World and clandestine missions for 12 years now. We were happily serving in Tanzania where I was Dean of a huge cathedral. But then the Lord opened our eyes to the unreached, people with no access to the gospel. Out of 10 missionaries, only ONE goes to the 3 billion unreached. That's 42% of the world's population. Do you see the disparity? And it's worse for missionaries who go to the Islamic World with 2 billion souls; we're only 4%.

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August 21 2023 By dvirtue Former Albany Episcopal Bishop Reflects on his Exodus from TEC into the ACNA Diocese of the Living Word

Once the guilty verdict came down from the Hearing Panel, I sensed the Lord saying, OK Bill, now you can leave. Prior to that, each time I prayed about leaving The Episcopal Church due to its continuing drift further and further away from Christ and the Truth of the Gospel, particularly in regard to marriage and human sexuality, I always sensed the Lord saying, "stay where you are and keep sharing the message I have given you to proclaim."

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August 18 2023 By dvirtue FROM EGYPT TO THE PROMISED LAND AND BACK TO EGYPT

He writes: "The ACNA and many in our parish were unaware ... that we needed to discuss, especially regarding the treatment of women, people of color, and sexual minorities. And, while within contemporary Anglican politics there's a tendency to fixate on matters of sexuality (important as they are), I want to resist this oversexualized reductionism. Our concerns include sexual minorities, but range far wider.

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August 18 2023 By dvirtue PAKISTAN: Anglican Bishop Decries Attacks on Churches

"The Christian families of Jaranwala spent the night in the fields and threshing floors in the shadow of fear to save their lives in their own country," the Rev. Saleem Khokhar told VOL.

VOL was told that Azad met with the Chief minister "concerning this terrible incident."

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