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April 20 2005 By virtueonline ASIA: Church Aggressively Mission...Ct. Six Axed...Knippers dies...more

This is the Church in Southeast Asia -- a church driven by mission to save souls, and not just in thriving metropolitan areas like Singapore, but in cities like Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, and in interior churches locked in jungle areas like Keningau, Lahad Datu, Beluran and Telupid.

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But the silver lining is that new laws that make it impossible for Indonesians to stay in Malaysia for any length of time as workers, means that, for those who convert to Christ they can now take the gospel back to their own country, proclaim it and plant churches in the most densely populated Islamic country on earth. Malaysian Christians are not permitted to cross borders to do this.

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April 05 2005 By virtueonline DEATH haunts church...Network leader says orthodox are powerless...diocesan news

It's a wonder we haven't heard from Frank Griswold or a revisionist Episcopal Bishop or two talking about how hateful the actions and words of these global religious leaders is and the hurt it causes a small hard core coterie of Episcopal pansexualists bent on changing the church's 2,000 year old teaching on sexual morality. Indeed the very silence of Dr. Rowan Williams, the leader of 80 million Anglicans speaks volumes.

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Of the dozens of parishes (and they are usually large) that have left revisionist dioceses in the ECUSA, this writer can think of only one parish that has not made it. In every instance where a revisionist bishop has come down hard on orthodox priests who will not toe the pansexual line, the initial agony has been great, the soul-searching severe, the break usually painful, but in the end they have always come out on top.

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March 21 2005 By virtueonline HOB DIVIDED...ANGER ERUPTS...DIOCESAN NEWS...MORE

The Covenant Statement was described as a "reflection of a fresh spirit of mutual forbearance and reconciliation among us" and "the beginning of a new day in our life together."

This, of course, totally ignores what the Global South bishops will have to say about it.

The bishops thought so highly of themselves that one bishop noted their own "resilience and honesty," we were told.

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March 15 2005 By virtueonline COMMUNION SPLIT INEVITABLE...ECUSA - orthodox departures rise...more

If that's the mood in the Church of England, imagine what the mood must be like in Abuja (the headquarters of the Anglican Church in Nigeria), or even, for that matter in the US Episcopal Church where Frank Griswold feels that William's lack of leadership (read conviction on homosexuality) got him his head handed to him on a plate at Dromantine.

BUT THE CONFLICT IN THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION is reaching fever pitch everywhere.

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March 09 2005 By virtueonline COMMUNIQUE IS DIVIDING COMMUNION...HOB to meet...Diocesan News...more

VirtueOnline has learned that the Rev. Mark Allen McIntosh, Canon Theologian to Griswold will lead the committee charged with producing a theological response to the Anglican Consultative Council's meeting in June; so no official stand will be taken as to whether or not the Episcopal Church will withdraw from the Communion until General Convention meets in June 2006.

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The presenting issue was not just homosexuality and the consecration of a divorced, non-celibate homosexual to the episcopacy, but the deeper issue of the authority of Holy Scripture itself.

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February 21 2005 By virtueonline CONSECRATION FALLOUT...Williams will stand by Windsor Report...Diocesan News...

"Furthermore," says Lewis, "there are other reasons why such action would be improper and illegal-all of which would be asserted (including possible counterclaims) in the event of any attempt to 'seize the property.'"

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February 15 2005 By virtueonline SECOND REFORMATION BEGINS...ECUSA chosen to walk apart...Diocesan news...more

They expressed repentance for the divisions that separated them and then committed themselves to "Biblical faithfulness within a missionary movement" noting that this was a defining moment in Anglicanism." Nothing was said of the thorny issue of women's ordination, which clearly is seen as a secondary issue for the higher call of declaring what the substance of the faith is, in the face of the glaring theological and moral apostasies of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada.

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