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July 31 2018 By dvirtue How feminist "Dambusters" destroyed the Church of England beyond repair

TIME magazine in a feature story titled 'Why the World War II "Dambusters" Mission Was So Important' called Operation Chastise 'one of the most daring and profitable exploits of the air war against Germany'. Jonathan Falconer in his book The Dam Busters Story called Operation Chastise 'one of the greatest aviation feats of the twentieth century'.

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July 29 2018 By dvirtue London Cathedral Bans, Then Limits Preacher from Reading Bible on Its Property

Allan Coote, 55, said that St. Paul's officials had tried to remove him on 10 out of 11 occasions in the past few months as he read from the Gospels on church property, according to The Sunday Times. On one occasion, he was temporarily arrested.

"It seems to me that they have lost their way," Coote stated. "They have obviously not understood that the whole reason the Church of England exists is for propagating the Gospel."

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July 22 2018 By dvirtue Is There Ego Inflation in The Trend to Executive Titles Among UK Anglican Evangelicals?

Do evangelicals think that an executive-style title opens more doors for positive godly influence in the wider institutional Church and in the secular world? Or is the trend ego-driven by a sense that 'director' carries more careerist kudos than 'secretary'? Or is it a bit of both?

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July 20 2018 By dvirtue Archbishop Justin Welby hosts Muslim leader who says homosexuality is a 'disease'

Over the last two days, Sheikh al Tayyeb has had the opportunity to ask the same question to the leader of 80 million Anglicans. If he had been as blunt as Donald Trump and popped the question to his host at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury wouldn't be tweeting his praises from the top of the minaret.

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July 20 2018 By dvirtue The Parable of the Good Samaritan according to Archbishop Justin Welby

"You have answered correctly," Welby replied. "Do this and you will live." But the media correspondent wanted to justify himself, asked Welby, "And who is my neighbour?"

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July 16 2018 By dvirtue Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey is allowed to preach again just weeks before child sex inquiry looks into allegations that he 'covered up' abuse

Ball, formerly bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester, was convicted in 2015 of sexually abusing vulnerable young men and boys.

Last June, the former Archbishop, who was in the role from 1991 until 2002, stood down from his role as honorary assistant bishop in the diocese and so lost the right to lead church services.

It followed the publication of an independent report that criticised the Church's handling of Ball.

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July 09 2018 By dvirtue Church of England blows £7million on giant inflatable 'Safeguarding' balloon

London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave permission for the balloon to fly. In a sprightly counter-manoeuvre, Trump supporters have been crowdfunding to set afloat a giant size 'Baby Khan' balloon of London's mayor in a nappy hovering over the Houses of Parliament. The campaign has already raised over £34,908.

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July 06 2018 By dvirtue Church of England 'Warmly Welcomes' UK's Plan to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Among many other things, the plan would compel the government to "consider all legislative and non-legislative options to prohibit promoting, offering or conducting conversion therapy."

In a statement released Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Church of England praised the action plan, specifically singling out the call to ban conversion therapy.

"We warmly welcome the government commitment to eradicate gay conversion therapy in this country," the statement reads.

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June 30 2018 By dvirtue Justin Welby needs to get off the fence

Having read his book Reimagining Britain, my opinion of him has not exactly fallen, but it has ceased to rise. The book doubtless has its virtues. Its discussions of practical matters such as housing and finance are acute and helpful. But Welby's treatment of the question of Christianity's relationship to secular culture is a predictable mix of evasion and muddle. He sounds like a man who is not allowed to say what he wants to say.

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June 28 2018 By virtueonline Church of England's Synod may abolish Holy Trinity to include Muslims

The Church of England's highest legislative body is due to meet at the University of York from July 7 to 10, 2018. Papers circulated to members of General Synod ahead of its sessions in York have been published online in two batches.

One briefing paper in the first circulation sets out how an existing Church of England service for reaffirming baptismal vows may form the liturgical basis for services which help transgender Christians mark their gender transition openly.

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