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June 30 2017 By dvirtue WHEATON, IL: ACNA Archbishop says 60 New Churches Planted, Acknowledged ASA is down

He said God continues to bestow His grace on ACNA and said there were now 1,000 congregations, 30 dioceses (South Carolina will make 31) plus a jurisdiction for chaplains. ACNA has 52 active bishops, 1,700 clergy with ministries across North America, including Canada, Mexico and Cuba.

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June 29 2017 By dvirtue WHEATON, IL: Thirty Global Anglican Leaders Stand in Solidarity with Anglican Church in North America

"Our country is politically, socially and economically divided. The Church is in confusion and it needs the Good News of Jesus Christ. People are suffering all around us. They need healing. Mission is around us, mission is on our doorstep."

The words of Jesus, "to go into all the world," are needed now more than ever. Echoing Jesus' words, Beach said that the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. "We need to send out fresh laborers into the harvest."

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June 28 2017 By dvirtue WHEATON, IL: Diocese of South Carolina Joins The ACNA

Bishop Mark Lawrence acknowledged his diocese's pilgrimage out of TEC and rejoiced that his diocese was now officially aligned with the ACNA. Delegates voted unanimously to receive the diocese. After leaving TEC in October 2012 the diocese was accepted into the Global South in August 2014 until a formal decision was made in 2016 to join the Anglican Church in North America. That action required two formal votes.

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June 26 2017 By dvirtue Is the Archbishop of Canterbury losing control of the Anglican Communion?

The steady drip, drip, drip of news reveals an archbishop increasingly being marginalized, slowly losing touch with his evangelical base, while he continues to cozy up to liberals and revisionists, Muslims and homosexuals.

Consider the following:

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June 19 2017 By dvirtue LIMA, Peru: New Anglican Bishop Affirms the Mercy of God

"We are in Peru, which is strongly Roman Catholic and many say we look like the Roman Catholic Church and others say we are not. We have the best of both worlds. As an Anglican Church, we profess the mercy of God. In our human experience here, we have not experienced a very merciful Church (or God) and maybe this has confused people. Mercy is so big that anything can be forgiven. If there is something that the Anglican Church excels in, it is mercy. I love that about Anglicanism."

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June 15 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman Clashes with Archbishop Welby over Boundary Crossing

Welby wrote to the GAFCON Archbishops saying he did not consider the appointment of a "Missionary Bishop" in the person of Andy Lines to be necessary and berated the Primates for "cross-border intervention", arguing that it was not a Church of England appointment and therefore carried no weight in the Church of England.

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June 14 2017 By dvirtue Good Disagreement, Generous Orthodoxy, the Nomenclature of Anglican Fudge

Probably the smartest of Anglican fudgists (my word) was Rowan Williams, who literally made words mean what he wanted them to mean and, by doing so, made sure that no one really understood what the blazes he was talking about. This meant, of course, that he was brilliant and full of wisdom. Allegedly.

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June 12 2017 By dvirtue Welby to GAFCON Archbishops, "I do not consider the appointment of a "Missionary Bishop" to be necessary"

"I would like to remind you of the 1988 Lambeth Conference resolution number 72 on episcopal responsibilities and diocesan boundaries. This resolution reaffirms the historical position of respect for diocesan boundaries and the authority of bishops within these boundaries.

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June 10 2017 By dvirtue UK: Evangelical Bishop of Maidstone Lowers Boom on Scottish Episcopal Church

"I will no longer be able to accept invitations to Christian meetings where bishops of the SEC are actively participating, unless their broken communion is recognized in the arrangements. I pray that this declining church will understand that their position is not blessed by God, will repent of their action and turn back to Him."

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June 09 2017 By dvirtue EDINBURGH: Rev. Canon Andy Lines Named GAFCON Missionary Bishop to Europe

Canon Lines was introduced at a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, by Archbishop Beach, who spoke on behalf of GAFCON's Primates' Council.

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