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Too many discussions in Christian tradition are framed in terms of either/or.

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Perhaps I am a naive starry-eyed idealist. But it seems possible to me that, in our psychologically oriented age, we may be uniquely situated in all of history, to address the division between unity and diversity in a healthy life-giving way that finds a creative balance which both honours difference and embodies some degree of consistent identity.

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Read it carefully then ask yourself: About whom might this quote be speaking? What is the most likely historical and cultural context? (answer at the bottom of tomorrow’s post)

What he was able most signally to exploit was the belief that pluralism was somehow unnatural or unhealthy in a society, that it was a sign of weakness, and that internal division and disharmony could be suppressed and eliminated, to be replaced by unity

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The Greek word mesitēs translated “mediator” in I Timothy 2:5 does not necessarily imply a go-between who negotiates between separate parties. It can also be translated as “a medium of communication” (Thayer’s Greek Lexicon).

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NB: lest the issues addressed in this post, the next one, and the four preceding ones seem outdated or irrelevant to the current life of the church, please preface your reading of what follows by visiting: http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/retired-bishop-caledonia-leaves-anglican-church-canada-breakaway-group/

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The Illinois State University School of Business has recently taken a surprising interest in the Episcopal Church of the United States.

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I know nothing about Deborah Orr.

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The end of the Anglican Communion has been announced again.

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The Presiding Bishop-Elect of the Episcopal Church of the United States is the presenter on Eucharist for the “New Tracts For Our Times” series being produced by The Scholar-Priest Initiative.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury in his Presidential address to the General Synod on Monday 17 November 2014 pointed out three realities that will inevitably shape the future of the Worldwide Anglican Communion.

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