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March 31 2018 By dvirtue Why York Archbishop John Sentamu is Wrong about Conversion Therapy

As one shrewd observer told VOL, Sentamu likes to be on the winning side in a debate and this was an easy call.

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March 28 2018 By dvirtue Maintaining conversation across the Anglican Communion. Is it possible now?

'Deep differences' is circumlocution for we can't agree, but let's stay together rather than split the communion over homosexuality and gay marriage. But don't expect God to answer a prayer for which we already know the answer, too. Scripture is abundantly clear that sex is only between a man and woman in marriage. No exceptions. You can pray till you are blue in the face, but God has not and is not going to change His mind even if you have changed yours.

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March 23 2018 By dvirtue Episcopal Church is mired in a "system of denial and helplessness" over alcohol abuse

Cook was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Tom Palermo, 41. She was found to have three times the legal blood-alcohol limit. She was denied early parole after a hearing in which she accepted no responsibility for the death of the software engineer and father of two.

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March 19 2018 By dvirtue Dual-Integrity over Women's Ordination Heightens Tension in ACNA

The Bishops who uphold the Declaration of Common Faith of Forward in Faith North America; who uphold the Faith and Order of the Undivided Church in affirming that the "Christian ministerial priesthood is male," called for a voluntary moratorium on the ordination of women until such time as a consensus is reached in the College of Bishops and in the Provincial Assembly of the ACNA, he told MDAS delegates that included Bishop Ray Sutton, Presiding Bishop of the REC and Bishop Ordinary of REC Mi

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March 19 2018 By dvirtue 2020 Lambeth Conference theme: "God's Church for God's World: walking, listening and witnessing together"

Originally scheduled for this summer, the conference was postponed by two years amid reports that Welby would not call the meeting until he was confident most, if not all, the key figures would consent to come. They still haven't.

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March 07 2018 By dvirtue Michael Curry is no Billy Graham Despite Calls to Evangelize the Church

In an auspicious beginning, the Presiding Bishop recently launched the first of three Episcopal revivals in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. An interesting choice, as the diocese was the first to split from The Episcopal Church on hot button issues like homosexuality and the authority of scripture and then hung the diocese out to dry for eight years negotiating the future of some 36 parishes.

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March 04 2018 By dvirtue FT. WORTH: Anglo-Catholic Bishop Berates GAFCON Primates over Sudanese Appointment

"Firstly, we raise the concern of the mixed messages between "a senior member of GAFCON who asked not to be named" declaring this consecration to be akin to a "wartime expediency" and the quote attributed to the Most Rev. Daniel Deng that "he had long hoped to be able to appoint a woman as bishop and was pleased with the innovation." Indeed, it is difficult to maintain the thought that both sentiments can be true.

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March 02 2018 By dvirtue Diocese of Pittsburgh reaches "comprehensive agreement" with ACNA Diocese of Pittsburgh over church property ownership

In effect the agreement does not declare a winner in each side's claims to control the properties -- the parishes as title holders or the diocese as legal beneficiary.

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February 28 2018 By dvirtue Albany Episcopal Bishop Rips Christian Leaders Who Refuse to Name Jesus at Ecumenical Gatherings

Bishop Love, an Evangelical Catholic, is one of a handful (literally) of orthodox bishops still in The Episcopal Church who will not permit same sex marriages or openly gay priests to minister in his diocese.

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February 26 2018 By dvirtue Who will Inherit the Mantle of Billy Graham?

"The rabid anti-communism that caught Hearst's attention blinded Graham in his early years to the ways the United States had fallen far short of its ideals. Graham got into bed with the wrong man in Richard Nixon. And while he must be praised for integrating his revivals (which he called crusades) and for inviting the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

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