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February 21 2018 By dvirtue WHY SHOULD REFORM SPELL DISUNITY?

Should Reform be calling it a day? I would respectfully suggest not.

When Reform was founded in 1993 because of the Church of England General Synod's decision to ordain women to the presbyterate in 1992, its founding fathers wanted to establish a network of local churches and ministers that would work together for evangelism through the local church and contend for biblical truth in a denomination that they believed was beginning to incarnate unbiblical innovations.

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February 20 2018 By dvirtue Conservative Anglican groups merge with warning the 'Church of England is in a crisis'

The different groups splintered over different emphases and over their individual stance on women's ordination.

Dr Gatiss hailed the change as the 'biggest thing to happen in the Anglican evangelical world here [in the UK] for 25 years' as he celebrated the coming together.

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February 13 2018 By dvirtue The Heresies of Jayne Ozanne

Jayne Ozanne illustrates this well.

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February 12 2018 By dvirtue Challenge for New Oak Hill President in Avoiding 'Good Disagreement' Trap

Mr Juckes served in a parish on the outskirts of Hull in the north of England for 19 years and served on the Oak Hill council for 18 years. According to informed sources, he was an outstanding parish minister applying evangelical principles in a manner that, under God, enabled the local church of St Andrew's Kirk Ella to grow numerically and in Christian commitment.

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February 09 2018 By dvirtue Church of England facing more than 3,000 abuse cases

The revelation comes as the CofE's general synod, or parliament, meets in Westminster for three days that are set to be dominated by questions around abuse.

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February 02 2018 By dvirtue Bishops under pressure to explain 'dismissive' rejection of transgender services

But Christian Today revealed on January 25 that the House of Bishops had not in fact discussed or debated the matter. Instead the decision had been made by just nine bishops on a newly formed sub-committee called the Delegation Committee. It was taken with a number of other decisions which were rubber-stamped by the whole House of Bishops without debate.

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February 02 2018 By dvirtue Lord Carlile denounces 'foolish' Church of England for casting further doubt on the name of Bishop George Bell

Concurrent with this planned debate have been discussions between members of the General Synod of the best way of proceeding in light of Lord Carlile's serious criticisms, with the certainty of posing a few pointed questions as they gather next month, and the possibility of a highly critical Private Member's Motion.

As if by magic, the shopkeeper appeared...

There is nothing suspicious about the timing of these announcements at all.

Nothing at all.

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January 29 2018 By dvirtue Deluded beyond belief -- why Welby can't say sorry over Bishop Bell

So why is Archbishop Justin, who like Uriah Heep has been 'very umble to the present moment', refusing to apologise for defaming the reputation of Bishop George Bell? Why has 'Wobbly' hardened his heart like Pharaoh in the story of the Exodus even after seven senior historians wrote an open letter complaining that the archbishop had shamed his office with 'irresponsible and dangerous' claims that Bishop Bell may have been a paedophile?

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January 23 2018 By dvirtue Church of England bishops reject plea for service of recognition for transgender people

"The Church of England welcomes transgender people and wholeheartedly wishes for them to be included in the life of the Church," the Bishop of Norwich, Graham James, said on behalf of the House. "On the matter of whether a new service is needed, the House of Bishops has decided that the current service that is used to affirm baptism can be adapted.

"Clergy always have the discretion to compose and say prayers with people as they see fit."

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