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  • Influential Episcopal Seminary No Longer Offering Degrees Amid Report of $7.9 Million Loss

    11/21/2016 12:17:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    An influential seminary affiliated with The Episcopal Church has announced that it will no longer issue degrees starting next year, and is reporting a net loss of $7.9 million in assets since last year. The Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced in July that they will stop granting degrees at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Last week, the divinity school sent out an update to supporters and members of its campus community wherein they noted that the net assets of the seminary had declined rapidly over the past couple of years. "At our meeting, we also accepted...
  • Britain no longer a Christian country, and it’s time to rid public life of Anglicanism, panel says

    12/07/2015 9:52:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The National Post ^ | December 7, 2015 | John Bingham and Steven Swinford, The Telegraph
    LONDON — Britain is no longer a Christian country and should stop acting as if it is, a top-level inquiry into the place of religion in society has concluded, provoking a backlash from politicians and the Church of England. A two-year commission, chaired by the former senior judge Baroness Butler-Sloss and involving leading religious leaders of all faiths, calls for public life to be systematically de-Christianized. It says the decline of church-going and the rise of Islam and other beliefs mean a “new settlement” is needed for religion in the U.K., giving more official influence to non-religious voices and those...
  • FIFNA, Anglicanism, and the Seventh Ecumenical Council

    08/05/2013 10:00:25 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | August 2, 2013 | Robert S. Munday
    David Virtue's website, VirtueOnline, recently reprinted a blog post by Joel Wilhelm, entitled "FiFNA vs. Anglicanism." Readers of Anglican blogs may remember that, in June, the Stand Firm website ran an article: "What is Going on With the ACNA and the Filioque?" which cited another post by Wilhelm, entitled, "ACNA Vs. the 39 Articles," in which he challenges the ACNA for considering returning to the original form of the Nicene Creed, which does not contain the Filioque. I don't know about you, but I am beginning to sense a theme with these "versus" articles: Take an organization that...
  • A Shameful Caricature, and a Warning

    12/02/2012 11:34:36 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-29-12 | Canon Phil Ashley
    In the wake of the narrow defeat of the women bishops measure in the Church of England's General Synod by six votes in the House of Laity, a torrent of criticism has been unleashed on evangelical and Anglo-Catholic Anglicans who opposed the measure. From the Archbishop of Canterbury, members of Parliament, and down through the ranks, the consciences and reasons of those who voted against the measure have been belittled and even vilified. This vilification is most obvious in the editorial in The Guardian (London) from Friday, Nov. 23 by Canon Giles Fraser. Until recently, Canon Fraser held a senior...
  • Exit the Archbishop (A look back at the tenure of retiring Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams)

    03/19/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/19/2012 | John O'Sullivan
    The first thing to be said about Dr. Rowan Williams is that he is by common consent a subtle theologian, a sensitive pastoral priest, and a genuinely good and holy man, because a great many less flattering things will be said about him in the next few months, some of them further down this column. Dr. Williams announced last Friday that he intended to resign at the end of the year as Archbishop of Canterbury and therefore as spiritual leader of the Church of England and, by extension, of the 77 millionstrong Anglican Communion around the world. His announcement came...
  • The intolerance of the tolerance preachers

    09/09/2011 8:59:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 9-9-11 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    The Washington National Cathedral, in its commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, has deliberately and carefully excluded evangelicals from their multi-religious commemoration. The service includes Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims, but not evangelical Christians. Mind you, I am opposed to interfaith services in any shape or form and that is why, in a previous blog, I stated that I was relieved that the mayor of New York spared us the agony of watching the One, True God of the Bible worshipped alongside false gods. National Cathedral (Washington, DC)The National Cathedral is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. Having...
  • Could the Church of England Be Dead in 20 Years?

    07/17/2011 10:58:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | July 17, 2011 | Michael Youssef
    The headline on the July 14, 2011, edition of the British paper, The Telegraph, heralded some very bad news for British Anglicans. It declared, Aging Church of England 'will be dead in 20 years.' They buttressed their argument in two ways: 1. The average age of a Church of England attendee is 61 (you do the math).2. In the last 40 years, church attendance has been cut in half.You would think that the Archbishop of Canterbury would wake up and smell the coffee. Instead, a few weeks earlier, he finally came clean. Well, he was forced to come clean. For...
  • Here Come The Anglicans!

    01/03/2011 8:17:08 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    (American Catholic Magazine) - The 1230 Mass today at London's Westminster Cathedral looked like any other. But for the hint in the booklet for the feast of Mary, Mother of God, that after the homily would be a "Rite of reception and confirmation", there was nothing at all to indicate the significance of what was to happen. The celebrant, an auxiliary bishop of Westminster, Alan Hopes, said nothing at the start of Mass, and it wasn't until the end of a lengthy homily on Mary as Theotokos, or God-bearer, and the controversies of the fourth-century Council of Nicea which led...
  • Archbishops Risk 'Bloodbath' Over Women Priests by Letting Opponents of Reform Remain in The Clergy

    06/21/2010 7:42:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6/20/10 | Jonathan Petre
    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are to make a dramatic intervention in the long-running row over women bishops this week by demanding that opponents of female clergy are not driven out of the Church. Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Sentamu are so concerned thousands of traditionalist churchgoers will quit when women become bishops that they are to risk the wrath of liberals by calling for major reforms in Church legislation. Sources said their statement will spell out a legal formula that will give traditionalist clergy and parishes the right to reject the authority of a woman bishop. The...
  • Why I Left Anglicanism

    11/23/2009 10:44:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 630+ views ^ | Sunday, November 22, 2009 | Fr. Longenecker
    Why I Left Anglicanism I'm often asked why I left the Anglican Church to become a Catholic. Was it women's ordination or some other issue? Well, the debate over women's ordination was an influence. It made me re-examine the question of authority in the church. I have written about my conversion several places, and these articles can be found on my website under the 'articles' tab. However, the more I think about the reasons for my conversion, the more I realize that the real problem was not women's ordination, nor was it, at depth, the question of authority in the...
  • Benedicts Gambit (Pope is offering an Anglo-Catholic mansion within the Roman Catholic faith)

    10/26/2009 6:58:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 978+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/25/2009 | ROSS DOUTHAT
    The Church of England has survived the Spanish Armada, the English Civil War and Elton John performing Candle in the Wind at Princess Dianas Westminster Abbey funeral. So it will probably survive the note the Vatican issued last week, inviting disaffected Anglicans to head Romeward, and offering them an Anglo-Catholic mansion within the walls of the Roman Catholic faith. But the invitation is a bombshell nonetheless. Pope Benedict XVIs outreach to Anglicans may produce only a few conversions; it may produce a few million. Either way, it represents an unusual effort at targeted proselytism, remarkable both for its concessions to...
  • Radio Replies Volume One: Anglicanism

    05/24/2009 1:26:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 699+ views ^ | 1938 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Anglicanism 272. Did the Anglican Church have anything to do with the Diet of Spires?The Anglican Church did not exist then. But when later established it gradually adopted Protestant principles, and is a Protestant Church.  273.    The Church of England repudiates the term Protestant, and, as far as I am aware, has never used it. I myself was brought up as an Anglican, and in the firm belief that I was a Protestant. An Anglican paper. The English Churchman is subtitled A Protestant Family Journal, The King of England is an Anglican, and in his coronation oath uses the words,...
  • EDITORIAL: A lost shepherd

    04/03/2009 5:05:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 321+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2009 | Editorial
    In what is being called a victory for Islamism, the Anglican Church's only ethnically Asian bishop is stepping down. The Right Reverend Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, bishop of Rochester, announced that he is retiring next September in order to work on behalf of "endangered or beleaguered Christian minorities." Regrettably, his most important work defending Christianity will need to be inside the United Kingdom. The bishop is a controversial figure in Britain. In January 2008, he published an article in The Sunday Telegraph stating that Islamic extremists had created "no-go areas" across Britain where non-Muslims entered at their peril. In calling attention...
  • A Father and Son Swim the Tiber -- and Become Priests

    12/30/2008 9:16:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 376+ views
    Times of London ViaThe Deacon's Bench ^ | Monday, December 29, 2008 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    In what is believed to be a first, a father and son, both former Anglican clergy, have been ordained as Catholic priests and are now working for the same archdiocese, Birmingham. Father Dominic Cosslett, 36, and his father, Father Ron Cosslett, 70, were both ordained by Archbishop Vincent Nichols, pictured above by Peter Jennings. Nichols is the favourite to succeed Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor as Archbishop of Westminster when he steps down early next year and the latest ordination of Father Dominic on 20 December shows he is continuing in the tradition of true Catholicity to which the British church has...
  • Anglican Apology "Pointless" says Darwin Descendant

    09/15/2008 3:51:28 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 253+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/15/08 | Hilary White
    LONDON, September 15, 2008 ( - The great grandson of 19th century naturalist Charles Darwin, told media that he was "bemused" at an apology offered by a prominent Anglican cleric to his long-dead ancestor. Andrew Darwin, called "pointless" an article written by a prominent Anglican cleric that apologised for the 19th century Church's response to the publication of the Origin of Species, the book that began the debate over evolution. "Why bother?" Darwin said, "When an apology is made after 200 years, it's not so much to right a wrong, but to make the person or organisation making the apology...
  • Jefferts Schori Asks Orombi not to visit Georgia -- and Bishop Orambi's reply...

    05/18/2008 9:20:21 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 17 replies · 281+ views
    American Anglican Council ^ | 5/16/2008 | AAC
    Source: Episcopal News Service May 12, 2008 The Most Revd Henry Luke Orombi Archbishop of Uganda and Bishop of Kampala PO Box 14123 Kampala UGANDA EAST AFRICA My dear brother, I understand from advertising here that you plan to visit a congregation in the Diocese of Georgia on 14 May of this year. The diocesan, Bishop Henry Louttit, has not given any invitation for you to do so, nor received any information from you about your planned visit. I must protest this unwarranted incursion into The Episcopal Church. I am concerned that you seem to feel it appropriate to visit,...
  • Christians Wrong About Heaven, Says Bishop (could Mormon cosmology be right???)

    02/09/2008 4:52:54 AM PST · by Edward Watson · 59 replies · 423+ views
    TIME ^ | Feb. 07, 2008 | DAVID VAN BIEMA
    N.T. "Tom" Wright is one of the most formidable figures in the world of Christian thought. As Bishop of Durham, he is the fourth most senior cleric in the Church of England and a major player in the strife-riven global Anglican Communion; as a much-read theologian and Biblical scholar he has taught at Cambridge and is a hero to conservative Christians worldwide for his 2003 book The Resurrection of the Son of God, which argued forcefully for a literal interpretation of that event. It therefore comes as a something of a shock that Wright doesn't believe in heaven at...
  • Non-Anglican Difficulties, Part Three

    12/29/2007 6:55:29 AM PST · by Huber · 4 replies · 480+ views
    The Continuum ^ | 12/28/07 | Fr Robert Hart
    The following came from my answers in private correspondence. It struck me as I had completed it, that parts of it may be useful. The identity of the person to whom I wrote is confidential. The first answer is not to a Non-Anglican difficulty, just a modern one. About contraception: The fathers were not silent. What they wrote condemns it as sin. I do understand your circumstances very well, because we have four (now grown) children, and at times my one and only source of family income seemed to be no better than desperate poverty. My health was not good,...
  • Letter Doesnt Sway Central Florida Parishes

    10/27/2007 1:48:03 PM PDT · by Huber · 1 replies · 34+ views
    The Living Church ^ | 10/24/2007 | Steve Waring
    A letter from Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to Bishop John W. Howe of Central Florida has changed nothing for the rectors and wardens of seven parishes and two church plants in that diocese, said a spokesperson for the group. We remain committed to disaffiliation from The Episcopal Church and continue in discussion with Bishop Howe over that process, said the Rev. Don Curran, rector of Grace Church, Ocala, and president of the standing committee. We want to handle this as expeditiously as possible, but there is no established deadline. Fr. Curran said he and the other clergy were shown...
  • Andrew Carey on Rowan Williams Letter to John Howe and Ecclesiology

    10/27/2007 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Huber · 10 replies · 33+ views
    TitusOneNine ^ | 10/25/07 | Posted by Kendall Harmon
    I think Anglican ecclesiology has probably always been a mess. This is partly a result of the way Anglicanism came about in the 16th century, initially through a break with Rome for the Kings own idiosyncratic reasons. So theres a sense in which the national identity of the Church came first to Anglicanism in a rather topdown sort of way. However, what emerged over the ensuing decades, and indeed centuries, was a national and then international church which underwent reformation. This was on a different path from the continental Reformation and Counter Reformation but was heavily influenced by at least...
  • Focus on Anglican Identity: Anglicanism and Protestantism

    10/20/2007 7:12:53 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies · 54+ views
    VirtueOnline ^ | October 19, 2007 | Alister McGrath
    In a remarkable article in the London-based Church Times (13th April), Canon Gregory Cameron, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Anglican Communion, publicly distanced Anglicanism from Protestantism. Canon Cameron spoke of an Anglican "dialogue with the Protestant traditions," making it clear that he regarded Anglicanism as lying beyond the pale of Protestantism. Many in Ireland will regard his views with puzzlement, and perhaps not a little concern. So will many historians. We need to appreciate that the sixteenth-century Reformation was a complex phenomenon. There was no single Protestant 'template'. Rather, a variety of reforming movements emerged during the sixteenth century, whose...
  • Anglicanism: Protestant or Catholic

    08/20/2007 6:16:40 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 107 replies · 1,035+ views
    Virtue Online ^ | August 15, 2007 | James I. Packer
    Anglicanism is the most debated form of Christianity. It is judged in a variety of ways not only by outsiders and spectators, but also by Anglicans themselves. Even for a person who has spent a great part of his life in the world of Anglicanism, it is not easy to disentangle the knot of misunderstanding about Anglicanism. A first point of discussion is whether Anglicanism should be considered part of Protestantism. In many of its expressions, particularly among those who are called AngloCatholics, Anglicanism shows striking resemblance to Roman Catholicism. Today we can even find Anglican churches in which the...
  • Letter and Invitation from Archbishop Akinola

    05/04/2007 11:12:38 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 13 replies · 764+ views
    (from the CANA website ( )) Letter from The Most Revd. Peter J Akinola 2nd May, 2007 The Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Episcopal Church Center 815 Second Avenue New York, NY 10017, USA My dear Presiding Bishop: My attention has been drawn to your letter of April 30th ostensibly written to me but published on the Episcopal News Service website. In light of the concerns that you raise it might be helpful to be reminded of the actions and decisions that have led to our current predicament. At the emergency meeting of the Primates in October 2003 it was...
  • Episcopal group plots takeover

    10/23/2005 10:36:47 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 67 replies · 1,832+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 10/23/5 | Tony LaRussa
    An Episcopal group has a doomsday plan that calls for ousting conservative bishops and seizing church property if they attempt to break from the denomination over its increasingly liberal position on homosexuality. The so-called "Day After" plan could kick in as early as June, when the Episcopal Church USA holds its General Convention in Columbus, Ohio, according to minutes from a closed steering committee meeting of the group Via Media. Joan Gunderson of Aspinwall, who served as recording secretary for committee meeting in late September, said nothing from the strategy session has been approved by the group's leadership. "The minutes...
  • Anglican Church head: Don't criticize 'gays'

    12/01/2004 2:29:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 39 replies · 2,289+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 1, 2004
    The leader of the Anglican Church says Christians should stop openly criticizing homosexuals, out of concern for their lives. In a letter targeting the world's Anglican churches, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said harsh language about homosexuals can lead to murder, according to a BBC report. Although many traditional Anglican leaders oppose homosexuality, since it is unambiguously condemned in both the Old and New Testaments, Williams reportedly said in his letter: "Any words that could make it easier for someone to attack or abuse a homosexual person are words of which we must repent. "Do not think repentance is always...
  • On getting men involved in church [my title -- none was given]

    11/17/2004 7:43:47 AM PST · by sionnsar · 3 replies · 210+ views
    Prydain ^ | 11/16/2004 | Will
    Tim Bayly on getting men involved in church First, I just want to say I am back online since our phone service has been restored, and now that we have most of our move behind us. This has been an experience, to say the least, and I have a healthy respect for those hardy souls who move every few years due to work or other reasons. I'd like to call readers' attention to an article by Tim Bayly, Go for the men and the women will follow. In many churches we see much diminished attendance by men--Rev. Bayly cites membership...
  • You need a Pope? ["Pontifications" on the Anglican Communion]

    10/31/2004 7:24:54 AM PST · by sionnsar · 6 replies · 221+ views
    Pontifications ^ | 10/30/2004 | Pontifications
    A year ago I was still commenting over on the Conservative Anglican board on Beliefnet. After the special Primates meeting, I remember several conservative Episcopalians saying that we needed a stronger centralized authority, that we needed to give the Archbishop of Canterbury greater powers, and so forth. One Catholic wag, who had been silently lurking, popped up with the quip You need a Pope? Use ours! The question of conferring greater powers upon the Archbishop of Canterbury has been mildly raised in the recent Windsor Report, and even this mild suggestion has generated strong objection. Karen over at the Heretics...
  • Commentary: Anglican regret vs. repentance

    10/19/2004 11:08:25 AM PDT · by sauerkraut · 3 replies · 253+ views
    UPI via Cyberbrethen ^ | 18 Oct, 2004 | Uwe Siemon-Netto
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Anglican Communion's Lambeth Commission tried to avoid a split Monday by asking its American branch to do something highly fashionable these days -- apologize. As if they had just spilled some sherry on their hostess' new carpet, 50 prelates of the Episcopal Church USA, known as ECUSA, were to "apologize" for having consecrated Canon Vicki Gene Robinson, an active homosexual, as bishop of New Hampshire. That's what the Lambeth Commission, set up a year ago to prevent a schism, demanded of the Episcopalians. Primates from the southern hemisphere, where the majority of the world's...
  • Mark Steyn: EUtopia Is Over Join the Real World

    09/27/2004 5:09:35 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 15 replies · 2,368+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | September 28, 2004 | Mark Steyn
    I was reading a news item in the Guardian the other day. Didn't get very far. This was the first sentence: "The Church of England said yesterday that police counter-terrorism operations were directed disproportionately against Muslims and risked alienating them." At that point, I fell off the chair, howling with laughter. Not because of the strikingly non-ecumenical character of the infanticidal thugs at Beslan, the bombers of the Australian embassy in Jakarta, the murderers of the 12 Nepalese workers, the terrorist suspects arrested in north London on Friday, or the beheaders of two American hostages and impending beheader of a...
  • Misguided Anglicans (group considers divesting from Israel)

    09/27/2004 9:19:13 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 5 replies · 341+ views
    virtuosityonline/Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 27, 04 | Jerusalm Post
    Representatives of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network announced in Jerusalem last week their intention to recommend that their church - with an estimated worldwide membership of 75 million Anglicans and Episcopalians - follow in the American Presbyterian church's footsteps and consider divesting itself from Israel. Effectively this means declaring a boycott of firms who do business with Israel, thereby applying economic pressure in addition to moral censure. The APJN delegation deplored, at the conclusion of a 10-day visit, Israel's "worse than draconian" measures against the Palestinians. The delegates met with Yasser Arafat but stressed that they balanced this visit...
  • Denial over for fudge Lambeth Commission report..ECUSA news...more

    09/07/2004 8:50:08 PM PDT · by sauerkraut · 6 replies · 455+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | Sept. 6, 2004 | David Virtue
    "Those made alive by the Spirit grounded in sacred scripture come to these times confidently." Methodist theologian Thomas Oden Dear Brothers and Sisters, Panic, or perhaps the realization that the days of denial are over, have finally dawned on Frank Griswold, the Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop. Confirmed reports say that Griswold is flying to London tomorrow to consult Archbishop Rowan Williams over the looming crisis. While he is scheduled to preach at St. Paul's next Sunday there can be little doubt that he will be talking at length with Dr. Williams about the consequences for himself personally of the Lambeth/Eames...
  • Lambeth Report Will Be Disasterous For Aanglican Pansexualists

    09/05/2004 7:07:46 PM PDT · by sauerkraut · 13 replies · 668+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | Sept. 3, 2004 | David W. Virtue
    LAMBETH REPORT WILL BE DISASTROUS FOR ANGLICAN PANSEXUALISTS Anglican Communion will be reshaped. Anglican Communion Office to close Special Report By David W. Virtue 9/3/2004 The Lambeth/Eames Commission's report is going to have teeth; it will be disastrous for the Anglican Communion's pansexualists; there will be some kind of "formal suspension" of The Episcopal Church, following which there will be a radical restructuring of the Anglican Communion that could see the dissolution of the Anglican Communion Office in London because of its ultra-liberal pro-Western stance. The Queen has apparently made it clear to Dr. Rowan Williams that she will not...
  • ECUSA = Heretical Cretins

    08/25/2004 4:37:40 AM PDT · by ReyDM · 17 replies · 455+ views
    I need your help. I have an idea for a protest against the Episcopal Church USA. The idea is to link them with the phrase "heretical cretins" in Google's search page. Such an effort is commonly referred to as "Google bombing". First off, if you're not familiar with the controversy surrounding the Episcopal Church USA (ECUSA), do some research. A good place to start is David Virtue's site I've created a mock-up web site here. The idea is for everyone to create as many HTML links (using the "href" tag) with the phrase heretical cretins in web logs, online journals,...
  • Bishops call for Canada's expulsion in gay crisis

    06/07/2004 4:36:52 PM PDT · by sauerkraut · 2 replies · 117+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2004 | Jonathan Petre
    Conservative archbishops representing more than half of worldwide Anglicanism demanded the expulsion of the Canadian Church yesterday for describing homosexual relationships as holy. In a significant blow to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, traditionalist leaders lambasted the Canadian general synod for affirming that same-sex unions had "integrity and sanctity". They said the Canadians should be ejected with the liberal American Episcopal Church, which backed the consecration of Anglicanism's first openly-gay bishop last year. Their intervention has badly damaged efforts by Dr Williams and other Anglican leaders to broker peace between the factions on homosexuality. Last week it appeared...
  • No green hill far away (Church of England newspaper reviews The Passion)

    03/26/2004 9:12:56 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 13 replies · 151+ views
    Church Times (Anglican), England ^ | March 27, 04 | Rev Mark Oakley
    No green hill far away ALL the best films about Jesus have been controversial. The worst have had more sugar than a builders cuppa. No one can disagree that Mel Gibsons The Passion of the Christ is causing controversy; but is it a good film about Jesus? It depends on what you want. If you are looking for a straight narrative portrayal of his life, death and resurrection, as you might find in one of the Gospels, youll be disappointed. If you prefer evocative Jesus films, poetic and fighting interpretative closure, youll get out of your cinema seat heavy with...
  • Wyoming Episcopalians Meet to Discuss Future of the Church

    03/14/2004 1:18:34 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 189+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 03-14-04 | Eastwood, Cara
    Episcopalians meet and discuss future of the church By Cara Eastwood Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CASPER - A church is much, much more than just a building. Relatives are buried there, daughters are married there, and it's the place where many people have their first experience in a classroom. In church, many people feel safe, supported and at home. On Saturday, in Casper, a group of Episcopalians talked about the importance of the church buildings they've grown to love over the years and the friends and memories they contain. It's the church itself, and all its trappings, which...
  • Kenyans put faith in old teachings on homosexuality

    02/07/2004 6:13:52 AM PST · by propertius · 5 replies · 124+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7th Feb, 2004 | Adrian Blomfield
    Anglicans in Kenya are ready for split in the church over gay priests, writes Adrian Blomfield Architecturally, St Francis's Church in the Nairobi suburb of Karen would not seem out of place in a village in Kent. But there the similarities end. The Book of Common Prayer still sits on the pews and is used every week, although not in every service. The congregation still sings from "Ancient and Modern" hymnbooks. But it is not just the style that is traditional. Parishioners are deeply conservative. Most believe homosexuality is abhorrent. "The church is very strongly against a person who has...

    12/05/2003 1:11:05 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 28 replies · 236+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | Dec. 4, 03 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Seattle -- Advent is for Christians a season of hope and anticipation that precedes Christmas. But this year it is a time of splintered hopes for Seattle's Roman Catholic Archbishop Alex Brunett. Brunett has made ecumenical dialogue the touchstone of his 45 years as a Catholic clergyman. ...[snip]As Catholic co-chairman of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, Brunett was set to host -- in Seattle -- a February meeting due to produce a landmark common statement of faith. A chill has come over the commission's work, however, in the wake of the consecration of V. Gene Robinson, a non-celibate gay, as...
  • Episcopal bishop reaffirms beliefs in New Ken visit

    12/01/2003 1:20:22 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 11 replies · 213+ views
    PittsburghLIVE Valley News Dispatch ^ | 01 December 2003 | Wynne Everett
    <p>NEW KENSINGTON: At the center of a controversy about the place of gay clergy in the Episcopal Church, Bishop Robert W. Duncan Jr. spoke Sunday about the battle that is the Christian faith. During his annual appearance at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in New Kensington, the bishop of the Pittsburgh Diocese didn't speak directly of the issue threatening to divide America's Episcopal congregations.</p>
  • Church unity talks fail over 'gay' bishop -

    12/01/2003 9:24:08 AM PST · by UnklGene · 12 replies · 132+ views
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | December 1, 2003 | Jonathan Petre
    Church unity talks fail over 'gay' bishop - By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent (Filed: 01/12/2003) Top level unity talks between the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches have collapsed after the consecration of Anglicanism's first openly homosexual bishop. In a bitter blow to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, the Vatican is preparing to suspend the talks following a final meeting in the New Year. That meeting was only rescued from a Vatican boycott by the dramatic resignation at the weekend of the senior Anglican participant, Bishop Frank Griswold. The liberal bishop, who presides over the American Episcopal Church, split...
  • homosexuals whine to the media

    10/15/2003 7:41:07 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 7 replies · 81+ views
    To be Published in The Christian Challenge | 15 October 2003 | Mrs. Auburn Faber Traycik
    GAYS GATHER TO PRAY FOR PRIMATES But Integrity Founder Sees "Limits" Of Primatial Authority By Auburn Faber Traycik The Christian Challenge October 15, 2003 LONDON-Gay U.S. Episcopal leaders said here today that they hope that Anglican primates now meeting to discuss the crisis over homosexuality in the Anglican Communion will find a way to keep the worldwide fellowship together. But one of the leaders-Louis Crew, founder of the Episcopal gay group, Integrity-predicted that the provincial leaders will "come up against the limits of their authority" and would hurt themselves and the Communion if they "try to create more authority for...