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March 29 2017 By dvirtue We're Christian, you're not, says General Theological Seminary Dean

In other words, you're not really Christian at all and we are.

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March 28 2017 By dvirtue CANADA: Diocese of Niagara Parish Offers Islamic Prayers to Allah

In the wake of the Quebec mosque shooting, St. Simon's in Oakville, Ontario, in the Diocese of Niagara, decided to support Muslims, by praying to Allah during its monthly labyrinth walk.

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March 21 2017 By dvirtue KANUGA: Washington Bishop Drops Bombshell on House of Bishops

"There are 88 congregations in the Diocese of Washington. Many are small, with a worshipping congregation under 200. Looking deeply at the trends and internal realities of each, only 12 of them, at most, are on a path of sustainability and growth; another 12-15, at the other extreme, are in precipitous decline--most of them in our most vulnerable or rapidly transitioning neighborhoods or communities.

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March 21 2017 By dvirtue PEWSEY, UK: My Experience of Worship in a Church of England Country Parish

I decided to attend the local parish for 11.am worship, and so I made my way up the hill to St. John the Baptist Church, Pewsey. I was told this is the main church in a team ministry of 16 parishes served by three full-time stipendiary clergy. This precludes a 17th century church with no electricity held in the middle of a field which only has a couple of services a year. Only four of the 16 have a service every Sunday. This is the biggest and most well attended parish in the diocese.

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March 17 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal House of Bishops "Fireside Chat" Documents Reveal Desperate Need to Halt a Church in Decline

One document headed, "Guiding Principles for HOB Meetings" revealed a management approach to the Church's problems under the heading of "rhythms or arcs reflecting both a developmental learning arc and the natural rhythms of our bodies and spirits." Question: What the blazes does that mean? Among suggestions were "experiential orientation" and "try it on for size"...hardly in the vein of St. Paul.

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March 14 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal leader meets with China's Puppet "Christian" Three Self Movement

He visited China at the invitation of the China Christian Council (CCC) and the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM). He attended meetings in Beijing and Shanghai, where he met with the minister of the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA), the Chinese government agency that oversees religious practice, and CCC/TSPM leaders, including Elder Fu Xianwei.

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March 09 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal Divinity School folds into ultraliberal ecumenical seminary

The answer may not be easy to find since both EDS and Union decline to answer VOL's questions either on or off the record. Episcopal Divinity referred VOL to a joint Feb. 24 news release entitled: Episcopal Divinity School Votes to Pursue Affiliation with Union Theological Seminary in New York.

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March 08 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman Blasts Church of England’s Failure to Uphold Apostolic Teaching on Sexuality

Okoh said that following this rebuke to the House of Bishops, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a letter which seemed to entrench the contradiction. “They call for ‘a radical new Christian inclusion in the Church’ which not only draws on the traditional sources of Anglican authority, but also on what they describe as a ‘21st century understanding of being human and of being sexual.’

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March 06 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal Leaders Embrace their Inner Transgendered Toilet

"Michael Curry has truly seen into the mind of God and is forging a new path to a future glowing brightly with the transcendent luminosity of harmony, truth and justice. He has signed an amicus brief urging the high court to allow men to use women's toilets and vice versa. The New Jerusalem is (clearly) upon is."

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