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April 10 2021 By dvirtue GAFCON Dodges Bullet * Bishops Love and Herzog Join ACNA * Nigerian Anglicans & Methodists agree on Homosexuality * Christians now a Minority in US * Former Nigerian Archbishop Lashes out at West over Homosexuality * Jonathan Fletcher's Abuse Allegations

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
April 9, 2021

GAFCON dodged a bullet this week. Just when you thought that division between GAFCON chairman and ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach and Nigerian Primate Henry Ndukuba was irreparably damaged and a parting of the ways was inevitable, a compromise was reached.

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March 27 2021 By dvirtue Going Forward After Covid-19 * UK Evangelical Leader Exposed as Abuser * Vatican & ACNA on same page over Homosexual Marriage * Diocese of Eau Claire in Death Throes * Diocese of Nthn. Michigan faces Extinction * Four Bishops have Resigned from TEC * More

Back in March, 2020, many of us pressed pause on "regular" church, assuming we would be back in a few weeks. Four months later most churches are trying to sputter back to some form of in-person ministry, and we've all realized the impact of this crisis will not be measured in weeks or even months, but years. We must prepare for church after Covid-19, writes Derek Allen.

Three hard realities have emerged.

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March 13 2021 By dvirtue 20 Churches Close Each Day * ACNA Bishops Statement Causes Continuous Uproar * Welby Cherry Picks Lambeth Resolution 1:10 * C4SO Diocesan Positions Raises Eyebrows * Welby's Backyard Wedding * Diocese of Albany Parishes Leave for ACNA


A new survey finds churchgoers say they plan to return to in-person services. Many churches are already meeting in person, but attendance has typically been smaller to accommodate for social distancing. That will likely change, a Lifeway Research poll suggests.

A study of 1,000 U.S. Protestant churchgoers found 91% said they planned on returning to in-person worship when it is safe to do so.

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February 27 2021 By dvirtue Ft. Worth Anglo-Catholic Diocese Wins Court Battle Over Properties * ACNA College of Bishops issue Sexuality and Identity Pastoral Statement * Anglican layman Counters Statement of ACNA Bishops * Three New Anglican Movements Formed * New Anglican Entity

Please don't misunderstand me, I am not opposed to prayer and Bible reading. But the spiritual disciplines are either the means by which we reach God, or they are a joyful response to a gracious God who has already reached us. And Christianity is either primarily about our performance, or about Christ's accomplishments on our behalf when we didn't perform well (Be ye perfect!), and the death he died as our substitute when we deserved to die because of our sin.

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February 12 2021 By dvirtue 2020 Stress Test for Churches * Welby faces Double Standard on Safeguarding * Is Gender Neutrality really Neutral * Anglicans Mobilize for Life * Has Pandemic Strengthened Faith? * Archbishop Carey Has PTO Restored * Should Conversion Therapy be Banned?

We hope and pray it will not be so in 2021. But who knows? As Walter Russell Mead observed, "We are still in the midst of the greatest pandemic in 100 years, the greatest economic contraction in American history, the most polarizing president, I think it's fair to say, that we've seen certainly in my lifetime, a summer of racial unrest and polarization and the sort of Black Lives Matter and the police violence and other issues.

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December 12 2020 By dvirtue GAFCON Approved Anglican Network in Europe Formed * CofE Lesbian Erupts Over LLF Report * Split Threatened in CofE if Homosexual Marriage not approved * Anglican Church of Canada Uses Advent to Denounce Racism and White Supremacy *Truro Church Negotiation

Using feminine pronouns and names for a biological male or male pronouns and names for a biological female is comparable to agreeing with an anorexic that she is indeed overweight. It feeds a gnostic delusion and encourages further abuse to the body. -- Robert A.J. Gagnon

For revisionists and liberals, the afterlife is an afterthought --- Anonymous
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
December 11, 2020

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November 28 2020 By dvirtue Next Decade Could be Worse * ACNA Archbishop Beach Rips Persecution of Bishop Love * CofE Lesbian calls Conservatives Holocaust Deniers & Rapists * Two TEC Bishops Backtrack on Love Deposition * Scholar says TEC will be OOB in 20 Years * More

A half truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth. --- J.I. Packer

You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. -- C.S. Lewis

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November 14 2020 By dvirtue SEX, SEX, HOMOEROTIC SEX * CofE's Love and Faith Report * Australian Anglican Diocese Okays Homosexual Marriage * Anglican APB says God builds His Church Despite Persecution * Sewanee Muslim Read Qur'anic Verse at Graduation * GTS President steps down

"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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October 31 2020 By dvirtue Elections Challenge Christians * GAFCON Lauds Bishop Love * Nigerian Primate Rips CofE & TEC Over Homosexuality * Church of England faces Child Sexual Abuse Criticism; Evangelicals ask if they should stay * POTUS switches Denominations * More

If we are true Christians, we must not expect everything smooth in our journey to heaven. We must count it no strange thing, if we have to endure sicknesses, losses, bereavements, and disappointments, just like other men. Free pardon and full forgiveness, grace along the way, and glory at the end all this our Savior has promised to give. But He has never promised that we shall have no afflictions. --- J. C. Ryle

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October 18 2020 By dvirtue Communion Partner Bishops Statement on Bishop Love * TEC Pours Money into Failing Dioceses * TEC Numbers Reveal Church Will Die by 2050 * Bishop Frey Dies * Anglican Church of Canada OOB by 2040 * Diocese of Huron Closes 50 Churches

"Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God's judgment, hating what He hates, loving what He loves, and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word." ― J.C. Ryle, Holiness

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
October 16, 2020

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