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October 13 2018 By dvirtue NZ: 'We're not bigots', says vicar splitting from Anglicans over same-sex blessings

He doesn't know what it will be called yet, but some estimate it will have a congregation of about 1000 people.

The worshippers will mainly come from four Christchurch parishes that have split from the Anglican church, along with eight ministers who have resigned their positions.

Canterbury bishop elect Peter Carrell voted in favour of same-sex blessings and is saddened by the departure of some Anglicans.

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October 10 2018 By dvirtue Beeson Divinity School's Inaugural Anglican Theology Conference Receives International Attention

"Anglicanism is at a crossroads," said Gerald R. McDermott, Anglican chair of divinity and director of the institute. "The battles between progressivism and orthodoxy in Anglicanism are largely over--at least theologically. The ground is now clearing, although residue from the battles remains. Orthodoxy is attracting the vast majority of worldwide Anglican provinces, where the center of gravity is in the Global South.

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October 09 2018 By dvirtue Heather Cook, ex-bishop convicted of fatally striking bicyclist with car in Baltimore, applies for work release

If Doory agrees to Cook's full request, state prison officials said credits Cook has accrued, in accordance with state law, through participation in prison programs would be applied against her revised five-year sentence. That would make her eligible for release on Nov. 5 -- the date the judge has set for a hearing on the motion.

If Doory denies the request, Cook is set to be released on Aug. 6.

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October 08 2018 By dvirtue GAFCON General Secretary says Nigeria pullout from Lambeth Conference is "historic moment"

The former Sydney Archbishop said blame for this tragedy must be laid at the feet of those who defied the overwhelming majority view expressed in the 1998 Lambeth Conference. It is fatuous to criticize those who stood with the orthodox in the successive Provinces who have compromised the faith of the church on fundamental matters. It is not the orthodox who have changed the faith once for all delivered to the saints.

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September 28 2018 By dvirtue Episcopal Marriage, Baptism Numbers Collapse

In short -- with apologies to 1987 film "The Princess Bride" -- marriage isn't what brings us together, today.

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September 27 2018 By dvirtue WALES: Evangelical Fellowship of Church of Wales Rejects Same-Sex Marriage

However, we believe that God's revelation to us regarding the nature of marriage and the proper place of sex is beyond doubt, and that this must be what guides our teaching and practice as an apostolic church.

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September 27 2018 By dvirtue NYC: Archbishop of Canterbury: Insisting on Exclusive Truth is Arrogant, Narrow

"Praise God for Trinity's outward-lookness," he said. In 2013, the New York Times reported that Trinity owned assets totaling $2 billion, including "5.5 million square feet of commercial real estate." The same article added:

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September 27 2018 By dvirtue Episcopal clergywomen rebuke statements "antithetical to the Episcopal Church's expectations of clergy"

He added that the presumption of guilt has only grown since 1991. "With the #MeToo movement, it makes it even harder for him," Mr. Danforth said. "It was bad enough for Clarence, but this is really going to be difficult."

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September 22 2018 By dvirtue Brisbane Anglican Cathedral Pride Evensong Offers Prayers to "Erotic Christ"

The sermon was given by the Dean of the Cathedral, Peter Catt, who is currently advocating for the blessing of same-sex unions both in the wider media and at the Brisbane synod in direct contradiction of long-established church doctrine and teaching.

The service sheet [pdf] shows that the liturgy was built around the 1662 evensong service with additional intercessions that understands were drawn from a "Rainbow Christ" prayer and include the following:

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September 20 2018 By dvirtue LONDON: Bishop Andrew Lines Commissioned for GAFCON Ministry

Bishop Lines was commissioned as chairman of GAFCON UK and as a deputy General Secretary (there is one for each international region) of GAFCON by the outgoing general secretary of GAFCON, Archbishop Peter Jensen and his successor, Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi of Jos Nigeria.

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