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February 26 2004 By virtueonline WEST TENNESSEE: Tensions and threats abound at Convention - by Jeff Marx

The call to unity and focus on togetherness permeated much of our time
together. The question for many of us concerns the content of that
unity. One major source of contention was the role of Bishop Chilton
Knudsen of Maine. She had been invited last fall to be a speaker for the
convention. Unfortunately, shortly after that invitation was accepted,
she was a co-consecrator at V. Gene Robinson's elevation to the

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February 23 2004 By virtueonline CONCERNING ANGLICAN FASCISM by the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner

For a long time something similar could have been said about the charge of “fascism”. Fortunately, times have changed, and the unstinting dispersal of absurd misapplications of this accusation has rendered it more a tool of simple rhetorical gesticulation than a serious description of anybody’s real convictions. The same evolution, we may hope, will unfold – at least in the context of illuminating argument -- with respect to the epithet of “homophobe”.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline Contending with Anglican Realignment - by Mark Harris

Still, we understood ourselves to be part of a worldwide body of
Christians, much as Roman Catholics and the Orthodox were, but a
reformed body, with all the potential evangelical robustness of the
churches of the distinctly modern world. We felt we shared in the
essence of the ancient and undivided faith, and we witnessed that by
considering ourselves a modern catholic body molded specifically out of

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline ENGLAND: Options. Women's Ordination

The Commission which resulted from (often known as the Rochester Commission from its chairman, the Rt Revd Michael Nazir-Ali, Bishop of Rochester) will produce, in due time, the first official theological statement on the ordination of women since the House of Bishops Second Report (GS829) in 1982.

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February 18 2004 By virtueonline ‘Deficit of Decency’ in America - by Senator Zell Miller

“But Amos had a unique grasp of political and social issues and his poetic literary skill was among the best of all the prophets. That familiar quote of Martin Luther King, Jr. about ‘Justice will rush down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream’ are Amos’s words.

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February 15 2004 By virtueonline As we enter this divisive debate, what are the rules?

As we enter a national debate that is potentially divisive, what are the

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February 12 2004 By virtueonline CENTRAL NEW YORK: Fr. Taylor-Weiss writes to Bishop Gladstone Adams


O God, who, by the preaching of thine apostle Paul, hast caused the light
of the Gospel to shine through-out the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that
we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may show forth our
thankfulness unto thee for the same by following the holy doctrine which he
taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord. —Book of Common Prayer

My people have changed their glory for that which does not profit. —
Jeremiah 2:11

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February 09 2004 By virtueonline JOHN STOTT on Anglican Comprehensiveness

Dr. J.I. Packer, whom we honour very much in this community and
throughout the world, wrote a contribution to a symposium about 25 years
ago in which he spoke about these two kinds of comprehensiveness.

Let me quote from Dr. Packer. He distinguishes two ideals of
comprehensiveness which have been held within Anglicanism.

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February 09 2004 By virtueonline CHAPLAINS CORP: Bearing My Cross (Anglican Persecution)

On a Tuesday morning in February I received a phone call from my friend
James Giddens, a Presbyterian minister and the commanding officer of my
Army Reserve unit, the 105th Chaplain Detachment. He informed me that we
were being called to active duty to support Operation Enduring freedom,
which later on became Operation Iraqi freedom. I was floored. I had
never seen this coming. In a blink of an eye I was being sent overseas

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February 09 2004 By virtueonline GEORGIA: Bad News from the 82nd Diocesan Convention

I would like to thank the Rector for his having all of us as his guests for dinner Thursday night. He is a most gracious host.

The events I am reporting will sadden some of you and perhaps some of you will not care, but the happenings at the convention should be a grave concern for all of us. They are to Marcy and me, if not to others.

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