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January 21 2023 By dvirtue CofE Faces Historic Moment Over Blessing Same-Sex Couples * CofE Nixes Gay Marriage * Outrage Foments Within CofE * Global Anglican Response Could Lead to Schism * CofE $124M Slavery Reparations Gets Pushback * Central Florida Diocese Elects Pro B012 Bp

Religion is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark -- Stephen Hawking.
Atheism is a fairy story for people who are afraid of the light -- John Lennox

Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage -- C. S. Lewis

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January 07 2023 By dvirtue Racing to the Bottom * CofE's First Gender Queer Vicar * Welby's Christmas Fudge Reflection * Welby refuses to scrap schools' guidance affirming 'Transgender' kids * Christo-Fascism in Canada * Top 10 Anglican Stories -- 2022 * What to Look for in 2023 *

The Bible is pretty darn clear: God created two human sexes, labeling them as male and female. "Male and female He created them" (Genesis 1:27). One would expect that a vicar of a Christian church grounded in Biblical scripture would accept God's foundational creations, but Bingo Allison (yes, that's his real name) knows better. The "gender-queer" vicar says that his epiphany came when he was reading Genesis, at which time he concluded that God intended sexual fluidity.

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December 24 2022 By dvirtue Christmas Hijacked by Secularists* Florida Bishop Wins Again; Faces New Challenges * CofE Faces Crisis over SS Marriage * Uganda Archbishop Says Split Inevitable if LLF Report Approved * Welby Will Not Declare Hand on SS Marriage * Nigerian Anglican Spat

"We are justified by faith alone, but not by a faith that is alone. True faith always yields the fruit of obedience to one degree or another." - Dr. R. C. Sproul

Celebrations of the Savior’s birth are scheduled with 43 State Capitol Nativity scenes across America this Christmas. State capitols in Alaska, New York, Utah, and Virginia are scheduled to feature the traditional display of the Holy Family with Baby Jesus in the manger for the first time this year. – LifeSite News

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December 10 2022 By dvirtue Welby Faces Crisis as Communion Crumbles * Egyptian Apb says Gay Marriage Disqualifies Welby from Leading Communion * Holt wins D of Fl. but Challenged again by Pansexualists * Majority of UK no Longer Christian * CofE Cleric found guilty of Antisemitism

"Renewed spiritual hunger, new stirring of prayer, fresh expressions of the church, [and] migrant churches restoring faith are signs of hope in our [European] continent today." --- Jeff Fountain

A substantial majority of American likely voters (65%) say that "the transgender movement has gone too far by encouraging underage minors to use drugs and surgery to transition to the oppose sex," McLaughlin & Associates poll

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November 26 2022 By dvirtue TEC Statistics Reveal Church in Catastrophic Decline * Charlie Holt Wins Florida Bishopric Again in Re-election Bid * ANiE Offers Safe Harbor to CofE Fleers * Canadian APB Says 3 African Primates have Left Communion * Brazil Elects First Woman Bishop

On reforming the Church. What is of particular interest, because it applies to Christian communities in every age and place, is the interaction which the apostle Paul portrays between the church and the gospel. He shows how the gospel creates the church and the church spreads the gospel, and how the gospel shapes the church, as the church seeks to live a life that is worthy of the gospel. --- John R.W. Stott

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November 12 2022 By virtueonline Is Church of England Reaching Tipping Point over Same-Sex Marriage? * Oxford Bishop Says he will Allow SS Marriages; Other Bishops Follow Suit * Orthodox CofE Bishops Push Back * Bullied CofE Evangelical Priest Resigns * Episcopal Survivors Network *

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
November 11, 2022

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND is fast reaching a tipping point as it races headlong towards the sexual cliff in its desire to abandon marriage solely between a man and a woman and adopt same-sex marriage rites in parishes and dioceses across the country that wish to perform them.

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October 29 2022 By dvirtue Six GAFCON Primates Blast Welby over Gay Dean Appointment * CEEC Threads Needle to Stay in CofE * Nigerian Anglicans in US Quit Nigerian Province * ADOTW Bishop Announces Resignation from Nigeria * 18 TEC Bishops have Joined ACNA * 3 AMiE Consecrations

Most children who believe that they are transgender are just going through a "phase", the NHS has said, as it warns that doctors should not encourage them to change their names and pronouns.

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October 15 2022 By dvirtue Canterbury Gets Gay Dean * Welby in Australia * Desmond Tutu's Daughter Banned from Funeral * Canadian Primate Supports Assisted Suicide * $1.4 million Fraud in Pa Diocese * ACNA Parish leaves for TEC * SC TEC Bishop Resigns, moves to ACNA

Replacement theory is a deceitful tool used by generations of fear-mongering, power-seeking politicians of every kind. Study history! 100s of examples. Hitler used it to delude people into becoming Nazis. Haman used it to steal political power. (Read book of Esther) It's not new. -- Rick Warren

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October 01 2022 By dvirtue TEC & ACNA Bishops Settle in SC * D of Vt. to Cut Ties with Anglican Communion* Gay Priest Runs for New York Bishopric * D of Newark to Sell HQ * Upper Midwest Diocese Sexual Misconduct Report * New Wineskins Report * D. of Sydney in Conflict with Church

CofE: We remain a fairly top-heavy Church with an annual budget of over $50 million. There was a move to work towards addressing this and a close vote followed. Sadly, the amendment to work toward shrinking our budget for future years did not pass, but I hope our voice was heard. We cannot continue to budget for the Church we were 20 years ago. And while we do good things with the money, perhaps more good things could also be done if that money stayed at the diocesan and parish level.

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September 17 2022 By virtueonline U..S. Christians Below 50% next decade * Charlie Holt Runs again in DofFl * Episcopal Church in SC files for Rehearing * Arms Trafficking in Haiti diocese * Upper Midwest diocese sexual harassment update * GAFCON Chmn. Delivers Broadside to Welby * More

Many Christians grow up in church, but never grow in Christ. They know hymns, but they don't know "HIM" -- Michael Brown

God would never permit evil, if He could not bring good out of evil -- St. Augustine

Research shows the most productive decade of your life is 60-70, the second is 70-80 and the third is 50-60. Caleb was still as strong at 85 as he had been in his youth --- Nicky Gumbel

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