Day: September 5, 2007

Keeping up with the Jones

The Rwandan House of Bishops has elected three new bishops to serve in its Anglican Misssion in America. Read the communiqu&eacute here. George Conger observes,

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Abp. Gomez’s sermon posted at Anglican Communion Website

“The actions of the Episcopal Church have created a situation in which some Anglicans in the United States and throughout most of the Provinces of the Communion are convinced that the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is clear in its teaching and must take precedent over culture. Holding fast to this belief, they cannot accommodate those who believe the contrary,” stated Gomez. chair of The Covenant Design Group appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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“Not fit to live”

“Homosexuality and lesbianism are inhuman. Those who practice them are insane, satanic and are not fit to live because they are rebels to God’s purpose for man,” Rt. Rev. Isaac Orama, Anglican Bishop of Uyo in the Church of Nigeria, recently told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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What is the significance of the African consecrations?

The subject of Sunday’s sermon at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Nairobi was repentance, and the preacher found an obvious example of the sinfulness of contemporary culture within the branch of his own denomination an ocean away in the United States. An usher warned that the reporter could be assaulted if he asked worshipers about inclusion of homosexuals, and said that America’s had led to 9/11.

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UPDATED – Pittsburgh foresees a fork in the road

Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan said he expects to see a new Anglican province in North America that will replace the Episcopal Church. “We are realigning.” He added he would attempt to pull his entire diocese out of the Episcopal Church, a move that would raise an unprecedented set of legal and financial questions about the ownership of parish buildings and diocesan property

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Of ordination and spaghetti sauce

Jim was making spaghetti sauce. This a production number at our house, involving his homegrown tomatoes, onions, herbs, etc. He puts on an Italian opera with a tenor. Suddenly he looks up from stirring the sauce and says, “It just came to me – you better go to seminary and you better go soon or you will be dead before you get ordained.”

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The weapon of prayer

Prayer is, I believe the best test of the whole matter. If it is right and our honest duty to fight the war [World War I] to a finish, then we should use the Church’s great weapon of prayer to that end.

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