Our whole being must be in our praying...
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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 Kristan Hawkins
This begs the question of what it means to be the church. The evangelical tradition is at a fork in the road and, given this sea change in the understanding of conversion and redemption, the most crucial issue at stake is what it means to be a congregation. Evangelicals will only be able to navigate these waters if they can formulate a dynamic theology of the church that reflects the Triune character of God, the means of grace—Spirit and Word—and a radical orientation in mission toward the kingdom of God.Belonging Without Believing
April 16, 2012
by Peter Baklinski
By Chris Kaiser
by Matthew Cullinan HoffmanWed Apr 18, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
April 18, 2012
Positions of nuns, sisters contrary to teachings, it says
New local leader will be elected June 2
Church officials said the new bishop will face daunting tasks, including turning around congregations with massive membership declines and repairing deteriorating church plants.
Over the past 10 years, average Sunday attendance has plummeted and 15 congregations have been deemed “at risk.”
A number of Episcopal churches have also closed over the past few years.
Apr 18, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY
April 17, 2012
by Kathleen Gilbert
Posted April 17, 2012
by Cassy Fiano
By Diana Butler Bass
Prayer group in West Bengal village is attacked less than one month after woman is driven out.
Why the New York Times columnist wants to see America return to its confessional roots.
By Kevin J. Jones
While Americans presume that the Constitution guarantees their rights, he said, “in practice our rights survive or disappear based on how firmly we defend them.”
“It’s not hard to imagine a time in this country when sexual and reproductive ‘rights’ will take precedence over rights of conscience and freedom of religious expression. It’s happening elsewhere. It can happen here. We have no magic immunity.”
A controversial British peer has been suspended from the Labour Party amid reports that he offered a £10 million bounty for the capture of President Barack Obama and his predecessor President George W Bush.
By Lindsay Powers
Sunday, 15 April 2012
16 April, 2012
By Lillian Kwon
Values 'banned,' says ex-archbishop
The Titanic was called the “ship of dreams”. A hundred years after it sank, a church in the Belfast dock where the great ship was built has a new dream for a boat that will bring people together and give them new life.
A high-powered group of traditionalist Anglican church leaders are to gather in London to address a growing “crisis” over openly homosexual bishops.
By Jonathan Petre