frgavin on July 24th, 2012

from here 1. We, the Primates and representatives of 17 Global South Provinces, met in Bangkok, Thailand, from 18-20 July 2012, in conjunction with the Global South Conference on the Decade of Mission and Networking. 2.  The theme of Conference called the Church to “Be Transformed by the Renewing of the mind to Obedience of […]

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frgavin on July 19th, 2012

Dear Reader, There is certainly much to digest from General Convention, and before I do so I want to spend a post or two laying out my approach to these issues from an Evangelical Catholic perspective. While I am working on that, I’d like to share a wee bit of news and commentary that to […]

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frgavin on July 19th, 2012

Reformed Church in America pastor Kevin DeYoung, a solid and thoughtful evangelical, recognizes the reality that so many in the mainline churches do not want to come to grips with: the status quo on homosexuality is not sustainable. It is time to make a decision, and let the chips fall where they may. He writes […]

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Some of you have actively followed the decisions of the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Others have been blissfully unaware that our denomination even had a General Convention. We have. And the actions taken mark a significant and distressing departure from the doctrine, discipline and worship of […]

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The Episcopal Diocese of Albany July 12, 2012 On July 10th, 2012 the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church authorized A049, the Resolution to Authorize Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships. Bishops William Love and Daniel Herzog and the Albany Deputation to General Convention were united in voting against this Resolution. By both our […]

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The Indianapolis Statement The following statement was read from the floor of the House of Bishops on the final day of the 77th General Convention in Indianapolis: The 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, in passing Resolution A049, has authorized the provisional use of a liturgy for blessing same-sex unions. The purpose of this […]

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By Mary Ann Mueller Special Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – The House of Deputies’ afternoon vote on A-049 came in silence, the result of modern technology. When the House of Bishops voted to approve same-gender blessings each bishop was called by name and with their own voice they were required to vocalize their vote – yea […]

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