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Christianity has been split asunder by inner divisions, clearly the work of the Dark side, in alliance with our own ignorance, apathy, and self-centeredness. There are good things coming out of almost all denominations, and we hope to keep track of some of those things here, as well as possibilities for reunion.
Anglican Communion Episcopal Church
** Four Levels of Christian Unity -- and the Way There -- E. Fox How can Christians approach the disunity in the Church with hope of reunifying? How can people anywhere successfully seek unity? Read Jesus' prayer for unity in John 17.
Germans Reconsider Christianity -- Islam forces surprising turnabout in attitude... partly in response to Pope's message (see above)
Roman Catholic Church
** Pope's Remarks at Whitehouse -- good but bland. Christians must learn how to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in public. Read it and see what you think.... E. Fox with commentary.
Lee Penn responds to Roman Catholics on Sexual Abuse by Clergy. An excellent piece. The war is far from over.
Roman Catholic "Back to Basics"? news of a retrenchment by the Pope. The author of the article seems to believe that getting back to the good old days is the way to a healthy Church. Not the case. Returning to the old Mass and other decorative changes will have little effect if four things of substance do not happen: (1) Christians regain their intellectual credibility, (2) Christians learn how to articulate and defend the Biblical worldview, (3) Christians learn how to interpret the Bible in public with reason and grace, and (4) Christians learn how to die well.
These four steps will put you well on your way to becoming a spiritual warrior who can stand face to face with the the world presenting Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Properly understood, the Mass or the Holy Communion is indeed all about learning how to die a successful death, but it is a terrible error to think that changing the liturgy will itself have a deep effect. The RC Church had that Latin, ultra-conservative liturgy all through the 19th and most of the 20th century. Those were the years that the whole of Christendom was collapsing into its present state of infighting and other self-destructive behaviors, not thriving.
Good Bye - Good Men - by Michael S. Rose - Homosexual Infiltration into Roman Catholic Church -- a story waiting to break in our sexualized public school system, and in the Episcopal and other churches which have embraced the homosexual lifestyle as "normal". E. Fox (See Homosexuality: Good & Right in the Eyes of God? on how America got sexualized, and how to win the battle.)
RC Church & Islam - see Islam Library
Powerful Papal Challenge to Islam and Secularism -- Will the Pope remain constant and aggressive? Pray for him.
Slouching Toward Suicide -- Joseph D'Hippolito on the Roman Catholic Church and Islam. Is the RC Church up to the task?
Islam & the Problem of Rationality -- Patrick Poole
Liberals - Islamists unite against Pope -- Superb writing....
Muslim response to Pope -- Believable??? There is a way of testing....
Pope Baptizes Muslim -- Life in danger. He tells story of conversion. Will the Pope and other Christians stand openly with Allam, who has put his life at risk to stand openly in his Christian faith, and gracefully and truthfully expose the deceit and violence of radical Islam for what it is??? Will moderate Muslims publicly support this man's free choice of religion, and openly condemn terrorism? Who among us will put our lives at risk for the same precious freedom ordered under the law and grace of God?
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