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February 06 2019 By dvirtue "LIVING IN LOVE AND FAITH": Tree or Billboard?

Knowing my habit of "fisking" documents, this colleague asked me if I would have a go at this one. Having slogged my way through, I politely decline. Far be it from me to tell the General Synod what to do. Farther still from teaching the English how to speak.

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February 02 2019 By dvirtue Religious Legalism: Effects and Cure, Part I

I have permission to include the following article by Christian psychologist Dr. Donald Sloat (published back in 1982 in The Christian Herald Magazine). Dr. Sloat describes well what can happen to individuals in those church cultures which are abusively legalistic. His own childhood experiences in a rule-oriented and controlling church (and family) should be familiar to many of us.

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February 01 2019 By dvirtue IMPAIRED COMMUNION: A Flawed Compromise in the Episcopal Church

What might come as a surprise to some is the fact that the Bishop of Dallas does not believe in same-sex marriage. Bishop George Sumner is one of a group of 8 "Communion Partner" bishops in the Episcopal Church who do not agree with their 93 colleagues that same-sex marriage is fine with God.

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February 01 2019 By dvirtue Selective Discipline: Former South Carolina Bishop Blasts Bishop Curry over Bishop Love's Partial Inhibition

Does no one see the irony and contradiction after decades of bishops ignoring oaths and vows concerning scriptural and creedal faith, they now are demanding obedience to General Convention teaching that was until very recently condemned by previous conventions.

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February 01 2019 By dvirtue A WASTED HERITAGE?

In the century of its origin the reformed Church of England happened to be the most orthodox and noble expression of the catholic faith (as discerned by Elizabethan apologist John Jewel), indeed a church appreciative of the past, undergoing purification in the early years of its development, and establishing stability in orthodoxy for the future. Its foundation was sound and its direction was always toward a gradual and closer adherence to the will of the Lord as revealed in his Word.

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January 27 2019 By dvirtue CHURCH OF SOUTH INDIA: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND NON-PROFIT COMPANIES -- Part 1

How do we understand the Church of South India Trust Association (CSITA) as a non-profit organisation? The CSITA is an incorporated body under Sec. 8 of the INDIAN COMPANIES ACT, 2013. Section 8 under the heading "Formation of companies with charitable objects, etc." has the following statutory clauses.
"Where it is proved to the satisfaction of the Central Government that a person or an association of persons proposed to be registered under this Act as a limited company:

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January 26 2019 By dvirtue WELBY: A Poem

And so the lord of Canterbury
Begins his secret vocabulary,
Resolving ne'er to be a failure
In the exercise of glossolalia.

What seems the basis of this boast?
Whom the inspirational "ghost"?
One doubts the presence of the Lord,
Given the contradiction of his word.

For some of us can clearly see
That Welby and the Scriptures disagree.

END

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January 25 2019 By dvirtue John Shelby Spong's Last Book "Unbelievable" Is a Dud

At the time, it was reported in the press that he was 80% finished with a new book (his last), called Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today.

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January 23 2019 By dvirtue The ACNA and the Historic Priesthood

The ACNA College of Bishops recently heard from three women on the subject of women in ministry. Two of the women are ordained and one is a lay person. If the bishops are earnestly interested in listening to all views, what I offer here may be helpful. I speak as a woman in lay ministry.

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January 20 2019 By dvirtue Is Islam Ethical?

One might argue that Islamic ethics is essentially about domination. The religion provides justifications to kill non-Muslims, rape, seize lands, behead those who commit adultery (mostly pinned on women); dismember law breakers, enslave women and boys for sex, and tell lies to advance Islam. This ethical system is contrary to the values espoused by most Western young people who oppose discrimination, segregation, and the destruction of priceless artifacts.

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