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October 05 2017 By dvirtue Secxit (or why I must leave the Scottish Episcopal Church)

The church has been here before. In 318 AD a priest called Arius led a movement that said Jesus was just a man, and this heresy became so powerful that at one point, in eastern Christendom, every church leader that said otherwise was in one small boat with Bishop Athanasius, sailing up the Nile.

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October 04 2017 By dvirtue "An Act of Pure Evil" -- Searching for Meaning in Las Vegas

The shooting is already described as the worst in American history. The gunman, believed to be Stephen Paddock, killed himself as police prepared to storm his hotel room, from which he had aimed his deadly gunfire. The facts emerged slowly, and are still emerging. Paddock had no notable criminal record. He had worked for a defense contractor, owned two private aircraft, and was known to own guns. He was reported to like Las Vegas for its gambling and entertainment.

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October 03 2017 By dvirtue Welby is deluded to think we're a kind society

A kinder society? Really? True, there's huge emphasis on being a nice person. There is far less racial prejudice than there was. The needs of disabled people are accommodated and their sporting achievements celebrated. After the Grenfell Tower fire there was a huge outpouring of generosity and kindness as people donated clothes and food.

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October 03 2017 By dvirtue 'Lost Boy of Sudan': a rebel and now a Bishop

When war broke out in Sudan in 1983 boys, "between 7 and 17 years of age who were separated from their families." About 30,000 boys fled the fighting. They "trekked enormous distances over a vast unforgiving wilderness, seeking refuge." Many died on the way as they "crossed from the Sudan into Ethiopia and back," according to a UNICEF account.

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September 30 2017 By dvirtue A Reflection on Women in Ministry

The foundation of this entire conversation needs to carry forward the fundamental truth that men and women together image God. One of the creational intentions for man and woman is to share in the dominion of God's creation. They are to be one. When women and men partner in ministry, great fruitfulness and joy are the beautiful result. They are living out God's design.

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September 30 2017 By dvirtue LAMBETH AT 150 YEARS?

These are some of the questions that are in my mind, as we pass the 150th anniver-sary of the first Lambeth Conference, held from 24 to 27 September,1867. Archbishop Longley invited 150(sic) bishops, and 67 came. The Archbishop of York was vehement-ly opposed and did not come, nor any bishops from his province. The Dean of West-minster refused to allow a service to be held there.

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September 27 2017 By dvirtue Diocese of South Carolina Rebuts TEC Recusal and Rehearing Arguments

"Today's filings by the Diocese of South Carolina address the property law issues at the heart of this case. TEC failed to establish a trust interest in property, of any sort, that can be recognized under 300 years of existing South Carolina legal precedent. And to claim such an interest now is to grant TEC favored status against the Diocese and its parishes, establishing one church body over another.

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September 24 2017 By dvirtue Response to Holy Orders Task Force Report -- Six Anglican Leaders Reflect on ACNA Statement

Response to Holy Orders Task Force Report
Prepared for the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America
August 2017

Why we are writing

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September 24 2017 By dvirtue A crisis of character at the top of the Anglican Communion

In the Bible, believers discover they have an insight into the mind of God through the voices of the prophets and the gift of the Law in the books of the first covenant.

A mystery we could not solve for ourselves unfolds. We learn about the mutuality and the interdependence of the two sexes and the invitation to share in co-creation with the Creator, who is our Father.

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September 23 2017 By dvirtue Robert E. Lee was a devoted Episcopalian

As a result of Lee's greatness as a college president and prominence as a senior warden, both intuitions honored him for who he was as a person and as a Christian, not what he was as a Civil War general. Washington College was renamed Washington & Lee University and Grace Church became R.E. Lee Memorial, an Episcopal Church within the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

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