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February 22 2018 By dvirtue SEWANEE: University of the South Regents' refuse to rescind Charlie Rose honorary degree

The now outed sexual harasser of women had a lot of advice to offer the class of 2016, including "being humble, dreaming big, and being crazy." He was described as "the architect of American culture".

Now, three months later, Sewanee students are raising holy hell and they strenuously object to the Regents' refusal to rescind Charlie Rose's honorary degree.

From Inside Higher Ed:

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February 18 2018 By dvirtue Gun Madness in America: Avoiding the Obvious

On Wednesday, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He was able to purchase a deadly assault rifle quite legally, yet was legally prohibited from buying a hand gun. The tragedy has left grieving families broken and a community shattered. It also showed up America as being the only country in the world that allows its citizens unfettered access to semi-automatic weapons.

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February 09 2018 By dvirtue SOUTH SUDAN: Consecration of a Female Bishop brings blow back from GAFCON General Secretary

In a response to the consecration Saturday of Elizabeth Awut Ngor as the first female bishop in the Diocese of Rumbek, Jensen wrote saying that it was a threat to the "unity we prize" and said the Primates had agreed in 2014 to do what was within their power to affect a voluntary moratorium on the consecration of women to the episcopate.

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February 08 2018 By dvirtue Nigerian Archbishop Praises Church of England Evangelicals; Condemns Welby

"We cannot truly promote the gospel if we are not also careful to preserve it from distortion or dilution."

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February 06 2018 By dvirtue Bleating bishopesses and the dirty tricks that failed to silence 'Rebel Priest'

Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester, fired the first shot, expressing her dismay against the keynote speaker because of his 'judgemental' articles 'against women who are ordained as priests and bishops'. Mrs Treweek's point was clear. She simply failed to understand how someone with such shocking views on the ordination of women could be invited to speak at a conference with such a 'wonderful' title, 'Rebuilding Bridges'.

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February 02 2018 By dvirtue UK: Bishops try to blow up bridge, as George Bell Conference tries to build bridge

Dr. Gomes' keynote address 'The Bridge on the River Chaos' called for building a bridge with historical memory using the twin beams of truth and justice. Describing 'chaos' as the sea monsters in the creation account of Genesis who threaten to destroy God's creation, Gomes called for the 'logos' to combat the 'chaos'.

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January 30 2018 By dvirtue Groundbreaking Research on Episcopal Spiritual Vitality Reveals a "Hungry" Church

Something calling itself RenewalWorks ministry of the Episcopal Church which focusses on the spiritual life of the Episcopal Church and fosters a culture of discipleship, says that it has discovered catalysts that can address that hunger. They believe that basic spiritual practices such as daily prayer, scripture study, worship attendance, and serving the poor will lead to transformation.

Among key findings:

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January 24 2018 By dvirtue The Church of Zimbabwe is formed - UPDATED

According to Gwedegwe, the Church of Zimbabwe is a new entity...a new Church developing in Zimbabwe. The Church Times reported in 2007 that Gwedegwe was vicar-general to the now deposed Bishop Nolbert Kunonga and had a criminal record. He was Bishop Kunonga's election campaign manager, and was rewarded with ordination and the post of diocesan secretary after the Bishop's consecration.

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January 23 2018 By dvirtue St. Thomas-Fifth Avenue redefining what it means to be Anglo-Catholic

St. Thomas, an Episcopal church, located on the corner of the famed Fifth Avenue and West 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, is one of three significant Midtown churches on Fifth Avenue including St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral between West 51st and 52nd streets and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian at West 55th Street. New York's famed St. Patrick's Day Parade marches before all three historic Fifth Avenue churches.

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January 19 2018 By dvirtue Forgiveness and Reconciliation: But by whom for whom?

Not necessarily.

Let's take the recent death of AMiA Bishop Charles "Chuck" Murphy, a man whose vision started the realignment in North American Anglicanism. He was touted as a visionary, a missionary bishop, orthodox in faith and morals, a preacher of some note, fund raiser extraordinaire, a leader for our times and much more.

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