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July 15 2022 By dvirtue THE 80TH GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Instead, deputies and bishops focused on fast tracking Bishop Barbara Harris (Massachusetts suffragan) to Episcopal sainthood; championed unrestricted access to abortion; demoted a noted Episcopal theologian, cancelling him and putting him out with the trash; created a virtual Prayer Book to house the growing "authorized" liturgies for trial and experimental usage; dealt with The Episcopal Church's supposed "legacy of racism;" focused on increasing the church's multilingual, multilinguistic,

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July 09 2022 By dvirtue South Sudan Archbishop Says Welby Must Uphold Lambeth 1:10 * Three Primates Blast Welby over Lambeth Omission * Slim Down TEC 80th Gen. Con. * TEC Assault Data deemed "horrifying" * Diocese of CT Approves Homosexual Bishop *Rehearing Sought in SC Dispute

God chooses the few in the furnace of affliction and it is only a few that can pass the affliction test. God spoke to Isaiah, saying, "See I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction" --- (Isaiah 48:10).

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June 25 2022 By dvirtue Belief in God all time Low -- Gallup * What Will Happen at Lambeth? * Welby Threatened Rwandan Abp * Global Leaders call for Reinstatement of Trad. Teaching on Sex * ACNA's Annual Provincial Assembly

One has to give Welby credit for sheer industry and determination: he has sought out and endorsed just about every single progressive cause he can think of in recent years, which is no mean feat given the proliferation of such campaigns.

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June 11 2022 By dvirtue Archbishop Welby Denounces Boycotting African Primates * Should CofE Be Disestablished? * DofVA Elects "Orthodox" Bishop * DofFlorida Standing Ctte Fights Back over Election * TEC Gen. Con. Slim Down Costs $1.1 Million * Dof Chicago Under Scrutiny * More

Salvation is not the finish line, it's the starting line. I want them to know that following Jesus is a lifelong decision. It's a one-time decision with lifelong implications for their life. --- Jonathan Freeman

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May 28 2022 By dvirtue BARNA: Most Pastors Embrace Syncretism * Christianity declining in UK- Report * Diocese of Florida Election Challenged * Diocese of Ct. Elects Queer Bishop * CA Bishop Okays Pelosi for Communion * TSM Gets New President * Nashotah House on a Roll

Walk more closely with God. Get nearer to Christ. Seek to exchange hope for assurance. Seek to feel the witness of the Spirit more closely and distinctly every year. Lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily threatens you. Press towards the mark more earnestly. Fight a better fight, and war a better warfare every year you live. Pray more. Read more. Subdue self more. Love the brethren more.

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May 15 2022 By dvirtue Religious Neutrality is Over * Anglican Church in Australia Faces Moment of Truth * Three African Provinces say No to Primates Communique * Welby Continues apology Tour * ACNA Bishop Blasts Former ABC over Transgenderism * New African Primate * TEC News

Much secular commentary has assumed that the conservative side of this divide is doomed to cultural irrelevancy and decline. In fact, the opposite is true, as theological progressivism is everywhere associated with denominational decline, while conservatives thrive. --- Mark Durie

God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain." --- C.S. Lewis

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April 30 2022 By dvirtue Putin, Western Conservatives and Ukraine * The Queering of TEC * TEC Pushes Free money onto Dying Dioceses * The Daniel Declaration * Global South Teeters over Women Bishops * Line in sand over future of Australian Anglicans * S.Carolina Property War Ends

Fragmentation is indeed an awful problem. I grapple with the pain of it every day as I think of name after name of those I love who will no longer speak to me--after the earthquake that has been the past five or six years in this country and in whatever the evangelical movement is or was. --- Russell Moore

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April 18 2022 By dvirtue Former CofE Archbishop Says Trans is Sacred Journey * No Sex Please, We're Primates * Virginia Bishop Pleads for a More Diverse Bishop Line-Up * Future of Anglicanism is African * Dallas Headmaster Affirms Homosexuality to Students * Sewanee: Sex in Dark

"We're losing touch with the radical political implications that come with saying 'Jesus is King'... When Babylon's politics divide the church, no one wins." --- Dr. Preston Sprinkle

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April 02 2022 By dvirtue Anglican Responses to War in Ukraine * ABC Plays Host to Primates * What Does it Mean to be an Episcopalian * Episcopal Bishops Sign Off on Transgenderism * 150 Pro-Homosexual Leaders want CofE to Solemnize SS Unions * Standing up to Transgender Lies

"So now we know Twitter doesn't believe in free speech. Here is the real question: Do you believe in Twitter?" --- The Christian Post editorial board

"The Christian life is not about a moment of faith at the point of conversion. It is about a lifetime of faith that endures until the end." --- Pastor Dayton Hartman, Redeemer Church, Rocky Mount, NC

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March 19 2022 By dvirtue Welby and Kirill Discuss Peace for Ukraine * Anger at ROC Patriarch Grows * Diocese of SC Gets New Bishop * Trinity Wall Street Fires Organist * To Leave or Not to Leave, that is the Question * Anglican Abuse Victims Break with ACNAtoo * More

Faced with financial challenges, congregations are using the small-church playbook by turning to part-time clergy. The Church Pension Group reports that 56 percent of active, working Episcopal priests do not serve in a "traditional" model, i.e., full time in one setting. Instead, these 56 percent serve in "emerging" ministry models that can be part-time paid, non-stipendiary, or spread over multiple part-time roles in various settings. --- G. Jeffrey MacDonald

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