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June 16 2017 By dvirtue Rebuild the Church

Meanwhile, the Middle East was coming to pieces, with a resurgent Islam driving Christians from areas where they had lived for generations. It had become so dire that other global powers were now prepared to send troops to the trouble spots.

As large farming conglomerates bought up family farms, rural areas descended into poverty, and small churches, beloved by generations of believers, fell into ruins and dotted the landscape.

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June 12 2017 By dvirtue Christian violence is a figment of Welby's imagination

Instead of defending Christianity, Welby used his faith as a human shield to cover up violent Islam and then went on to gun down Christianity as collateral damage in a burst of random gunfire from the only automatic weapon he possesses--his big mouth.

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June 12 2017 By dvirtue Scottish primus defends gay marriage vote

"The classic understanding of the position of Provinces of the Anglican Communion is that they do indeed have autonomy. But that autonomy is exercised in tension with a balancing sensitivity to the interdependence of provinces within the Communion. We, in common with other provinces, did not feel that the Anglican Covenant could successfully meet this need. The statement implies that the Primates' Meeting will now fulfil this role. But such a role is not within their remit or authority.

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June 08 2017 By dvirtue EGYPT: "We can't keep up with the insatiable desire of Copts to have a Bible"

In the following interview, Atallah analyses the reaction of Christians to violence, the misconceptions about Egypt, the two sides of Islam in the country, and the relationships between Coptic Christians and other Christian minorities, such as the evangelical community.

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June 08 2017 By dvirtue What the Scottish Episcopal Church is Voting On

It is probably worth a quick outline of what the synod will be doing.

The big motion is Motion 6 on the agenda. This motion is simply this:

That the amended text for Canon 31 be read for the second time.

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June 08 2017 By dvirtue The Business of GAFCON

At the heart of the divisions which have beset the Anglican Communion since 2002 is a profound disagreement over sexual ethics, in particular whether same sex unions can be blessed by God in the light of the teaching of the Bible. The teaching of GAFCON is that the Bible is clear on three vital points.

First, that sexual intimacy outside of heterosexual marriage is forbidden by God and not in the best interests of humans.

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June 07 2017 By dvirtue NIGERIA: The Rev. Phillips Emmanuel Adeyemi: An Anglican priest without guile

In fact, before Rev. Vining's death in 1955, he had trained scores of young enthusiast and dynamic Anglicans to continue with the propagation of Anglicanism as a priest. Rev. Vining's efforts and training of young dynamic priests led missionary outbursts that later culminated in the Dioceses of Ibadan on January 25, 1952. This was before Rev.

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June 06 2017 By dvirtue We need to talk more about Jesus and Mohammed and less about Christianity and Islam

At the memorial service held after Khalid Masood had killed bystanders on Westminster Bridge, the Dean of Westminster Abbey Dr John Hall offered this reflection in his sermon:

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May 29 2017 By dvirtue Why Do They Hate Us So Much?

An ISIS statement released 24 hours after the attack pointed to historical and theological motives for the massacre. 'With Allah's grace and support, a soldier of the Khilafah managed to place explosive devices in the midst of the gatherings of the Crusaders in the British city of Manchester. ...The explosive devices were detonated in the shameless concert arena. What comes next will be more severe on the worshipers of the Cross and their allies,' it read.

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May 28 2017 By dvirtue Inclusivity Revisited

(There is a similar Canon applying to the discernment process for would-be clergy.) The words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity and expression" are the most recent additions to the list of grounds upon which Episcopalians are called not to discriminate. As this Canon's predecessor stood from its adoption in 1964 (at the height of the civil rights movement) until 1982, it read:

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