Devotional: Fire of Advent
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Welcome to Transfigurations! This blog is intended to serve the orthodox Anglican community and the wider Christian community. We pray that all that is posted here will be faithful to the Scriptures as the inspired word of God, speak the truth in love, edify, bless and transform this local body of Christ, and be an impetus for revival, repentance, prayer and intercession!
By MICHELLE BOORSTEIN
The Christian Institute
Bobby Schuller is an innovator like his grandfather, but the way he delivers his message of Christianity is drastically different. The stereotypical church, he said, is about a perfect building filled with perfect people, music and a perfect preacher.
"In other words, it's not like life," he said.
by Steven Ertelt
“The truth is, abortions in the fifth month of pregnancy and later are widely available,” she added.
By N.C. Aizenman
By Steve Doughty, Social Affairs Correspondent
by Steven Ertelt
The Church of England Newspaper
Fri, Nov 26, 2010
Church of England votes in favour of new framework but conservatives condemn text of covenant as 'fatally flawed'
Nov 24, 2010
Are these Obamacare cost-benefit boards and commissions -- for example, the so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board penetratingly judging Medicare's cost-effectiveness (without judicial review) -- not going to determine whether certain Americans are going to continue living?
November 24, 2010
"While we acknowledge that the efforts to heal our brokenness through the introduction of an Anglican Covenant were well intentioned, we have come to the conclusion the current text is fatally flawed and so support for this initiative is no longer appropriate," said the statement from leaders of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and the GAFCON movement.
The statement was endorsed by archbishops from West Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Australia and Anglican Church of North America, a breakaway group from the Episcopal Church.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
WENDY STUECK VANCOUVER
by Steven Ertelt Washington, DC
By JOHN F. BURNS
November 23, 2010
Rowan Williams tells warring factions to pull together for crucial General Synod vote on church's future
Can you remember a time when a cabinet member in a free America boasted of having his “foot on the neck” of some business or when the president of the United States threatened on television to put his foot on another part of some citizens’ anatomy?
Nov 22, 2010
The Church of England faces fresh divisions over same-sex marriages as new laws bring religious partnership ceremonies a step closer, its leading official has warned.
I do a lot of work for seminary students. I like seminary students. They seem so blissfully unaware of the inherent contradiction in paying somebody to help them cheat in courses that are largely about walking in the light of God and providing an ethical model for others to follow. I have been commissioned to write many a passionate condemnation of America's moral decay as exemplified by abortion, gay marriage, or the teaching of evolution. All in all, we may presume that clerical authorities see these as a greater threat than the plagiarism committed by the future frocked.
Newly defined and vigorously enforced rights have proliferated even as they are uprooted from any philosophic grounding
“Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed.” -Fr. Neuhaus
Meet the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
Further demonstrating the Star Chamber-like powers of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, Congress cannot consider any bill or amendment that would repeal or change this fast-track congressional consideration process without a three-fifths vote (60) in the Senate. Not only that, but the implementation of the board’s remedy is exempted from administrative or judicial review.
Mon, Nov. 22 2010 By Chuck Colson
Mon, Nov. 22 2010
"The specified punishment of the thief is cutting off his right hand at the wrist. Then it is cauterised to prevent him from bleeding to death," it added.
Will succeed Garrison after a close vote
Let the whole militant Church of Christ be blessed; put power into all faithful ministries; convert this country; save it from abounding sin; let all the Nations of the Earth know the Lord... Bring the Church to break down all bonds of nationality, all limits of sects, and may we feel the blessed unity which is the very glory of the Church of Christ! Yea, let the whole Earth be filled with His glory! Our prayer can never cease until we reach this point: Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven! Nothing less than this can we ask for. ...CH Spurgeon image