August 27, 2015

Features

On Valorizing Gay Marriage: A Response to Wesley Hill

A better approach is for us to caution as brothers and sisters in the Lord: We appreciate your faithfulness to Christ in abstaining from sexual immorality and your service of the church through your writings. Yet we are concerned that elements of an un-renewed, fleshly mentality permeate some of your thinking about “gay coupling.”

The Episcopal Church: Undermining the USA from Within (and Betraying Christians)

The Episcopal Church is complicit in a Government program to bring in Muslim refugees from Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, because the Government pays it for them—but its largesse does not extend to Christian refugees.

[Bumped] Promises, Promises: What Now for the Loyal Opposition in Mississippi?

The Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is on an irreversible path toward full-on celebration and normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism, and any other deviant sexual cause that becomes fashionable among the theological leftists who run the diocese.

Can Rolling Stone get us past the UVA rape of faith to the historical UVA rape?

I harp on Rolling Stone’s UVA rape myth because the irony of an Easter retraction is just too rich.  Journalists used the Christian celebration, one they flippantly discount as myth, as cover for their own lying.  But it’s just one example.

The Drunken Joy Ride of Emotion

Our desires and emotions are to be treated with extreme skepticism. Do not lead with them. I am not at all saying “don’t feel them” or “all emotional experience is bad.” Not at all. This is not Vulcan Christianity or stoicism.

Islamic Atrocities, the “Narrative of Redemption” and Christmas

The events in Sydney over the last 24 hours have not ruined Christmas. Nothing can ruin Christmas - for the coming of Jesus into the World is greater than any other event. If anything, the deaths of 3 people in the Lindt Café only serves to demonstrate just how wonderful and necessary Christmas is.

[Bumped For Very Obvious Reasons] 8.5 Things I Rejoice In This Post-Election Day

5) This isn’t the Episcopal Church. Our country is far juster, far more interested in the rule of law, far more stable, far more popular, far less vicious, and far more conservative. It is completely within our power as conservatives—with God’s help—to transform this country’s political landscape if we so choose. It will be very hard and very long. The next two years will be appallingly painful. Every week or month, we’ll be reminded of the judgement of God—and our challenge will be not to get angry, or despairing, or inactive, but rather to humble ourselves all over again, repent, acknowledge the horrible consequences of our compromises, corruption, passivity, and loss of principle, and continue turning away from the wrong path and seeking the right one.

Restarting the Game: Archbishop Welby Attempts To Hit The Reset Button

It’s not a question of “how will the Communion divide”—that division, albeit internal, has already occurred.  The further question is not “how can we all live together in the midst of our profound disagreements” but is rather “what is to be done with the Provinces which have engaged in intrinsically communion-dividing actions?”

Got Ice Water?

The idea that we shouldn’t be able to indulge in something silly like the ice-water challenge because millions of African children are dying of thirst, says nothing about the wastefulness of Americans, and everything about the utter inability of Africa to take care of itself.

The utilitarian unity of burning at the stake and abortion

The Church thought it was sparing heretics eternal torment by burning them at the stake.  Abortionists tell us they are sparing people from miserable earthly lives.  Both ways, “It’s for their own good.”

Truro Rebirth Credited to Relationship Between the Rev. Baucum and Bishop Johnston

Waypoints

After more than ten years on the front lines of the Anglican wars, I have made a major change. This past Easter vigil, my family and I were confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church.

Is the Creed “the” Sufficient Standard of Orthodoxy?

The Creeds themselves, then, require obedience to Jesus Christ as the One Lord over all things. To profess the Creed but reject the word of God as revealed in the scriptures regarding marriage and sexuality is incoherent.

Stand Firm is 10 Years Old Today

In true Tom Sawyer fence-whitewashing style, I have minions who keep the site humming, while I sit in the shade chewing a blade of grass and complimenting them on their fine efforts.

Three Excuses for Bishop Salmon’s Inexcusable Invitation

Can you imagine what Paul might say to this kind of hair splitting? The Galatians respond to Paul’s letter: “Dear Paul, you wrote that the Judaizers are accursed and eternally condemned and that we ought not to listen to them because they teach a gospel that damns…but how about we let them preach to our pastors in training?

60 Theses on Real Integrity in the Anglican Church

The refusal to affirm a truth (particularly when it is a truth about God) is often just another way of denying it, but without taking responsibility for your denial. This is therefore a double dishonesty which only compounds the deceit.

“How am I gonna be an optimist about this?”

A modern city provides the visual for words evoking the historic catastrophe.  It can happen again, and that isn’t just a function of natural cycles.  There are moral and even supernatural forces in play.  There’s always a sense that Pompeii had it coming.  It’s like Sodom and Gomorrah for folks who don’t want to admit to that Old Testament God stuff.

The Week

Theocrat Watch

4 A collection of the Usual Suspects* of the Christian Left have written to the U.S. Congress, urging the passage of the Iran nuclear deal. They write: As Christian leaders in the United…

Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

6 If you were disgusted by the trailer for video #8 from the Center for Medical Progress, you’ll lose your lunch over the director’s cut: Nice to know…

Perfect Partners

4 From the “Support You’d Rather Not Have” file, via the Washington Examiner: Satan worshipers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detriot [sic] and Ferndale, Michigan Planned Parenthood locations Saturday. Clad in…

Trigger Warnings Are For Liberals Only

4 So it seems that Duke University, in a desperate attempt to beclown itself, has assigned a comic book for summer reading by incoming freshmen. The book in question, entitled Fun Home, is described this way…

Where Do You Stand on This Great Gift from God?

10 Do you know where you stand on abortion?  Are you apathetic and indifferent??  Are you firmly planted in your stance or have you decided to live on the razor sharp edge of ambivalence moving from…

StemExpress: Not Just About Baby Parts (UPDATED)

1 In what might be considered a surprise move, the Center for Medical Progress has released their eighth video this afternoon. This one focuses more on StemExpress, which helps explain the unusual Friday afternoon timing, according…

An Uplifting Story of Love and Determination

4 Work levels have prevented my blogging much lately. Rather than add to the gruesome news of beheadings and baby dismemberments, I will use a brief respite to call your attention to this inspiring article by…

Planned Parenthood: Infanticide Inc.

13 The latest Center for Medical Progress video came out this morning, and it looks like the worst one yet. I’m not sure about the legal definitions, but this looks an awful lot like Planned Parenthood…

Canada Headed Over Cliff

3 Is freedom of religion available only to Islam?

Barbarians Who Practice Religion of Peace Behead 82-Year Old Archaeologist

3 Our president seems to think global warming climate change is the greatest threat today.  Is there no end?  ISIS militants have beheaded an 82-year-old archaeologist who…

Killing Christians to Fund Terror

6 Whether it be ignorance or arrogance or just plain incompetence, history may need extra time to document all the failures of this administration and Congress but among the…

Rat Tries to Flee Sinking Planned Parenthood Ship

4 Politico reports that StemExpress, the company that has been working with Planned Parenthood to harvest fetal organs, is severing its relationship with its suppliers: StemExpress, one of the tissue companies that works with…

CMP: Planned Parenthood Obtains Parts Without Consent, Violates Patient Privacy

7 The latest video from the Center for Medical Progress is out this morning, and you can see it right here: According to the CMP press release: The second episode…

BIshop Bruno Forces Pregnant Women and Children to Worship Outdoors in Summer Heat

27 Posted to the House of Bishops and Deputies listserv: August 10, 2015 In the Wilderness Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Friday marked 40 days and 40 nights that the St. James the…

NH Politicians Defund Planned Parenthood but Fund Abortion

2 The New Hampshire state agency that votes on government contracts voted Wednesday to stop giving state money to Planned Parenthood. Sounds like good news, right?  Keep reading.  According to WMUR-TV, the council did vote…

Recent Comments

desertpadre - Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

Bill O’Reilly on Fox News did a good piece on #8 last night.

Capt. Father Warren - Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

Not just the leftist media have ignored this.  Pretty much make it all the media; I have seen little on Fox, Drudge, National Review, etc.  The best place I have seen to get protest reports…

B. Hunter - Theocrat Watch

So, if Shori is for it, we know without a doubt we should be against it!

B. Hunter - Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

Estimated 320 PP protests last weekend with an estimated 70,000 attendees.  Nary a peep from the Leftist Media. Instead the Lamestream media uses wide-angle lenses to make 50 folks look like 5000 when it suits…

ToAllTheWorld - Theocrat Watch

Don’t you know?  Separation of Church and State only applies to conservatives.

Katherine - Theocrat Watch

What got to me was that some of the titles and affiliations were starred, with the explanation that these were for information only.  But Jefferts Schori and many of the other Usual Suspects signed as…

Jackie - Killing Christians to Fund Terror

in the name of her church. Certainly an apt description,Katherine.  The organization she leads is far from His Church.

Jim the Puritan - Theocrat Watch

I suspect Jesus will respond that He never knew them.

Jackie - Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

Reading the words is becoming harder and harder.  Just remember - THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE HOPING FOR.  Read every word and let each one burn a hole in your heart so you won’t forget.

Katherine - Killing Christians to Fund Terror

Rats.  Link: http://fcnl.org/issues/iran/christian_leaders_iran_deal.pdf

Katherine - Killing Christians to Fund Terror

Meanwhile, Jefferts Schori is <a >all in with the Iran deal</a> in the name of her church.

B. Hunter - Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

I’ll say it again.  What else should we expect from folks who kill babies for a living?

desertpadre - Where Do You Stand on This Great Gift from God?

Yes, UGP, and we can also focus on the ones who might have been aborted “for their own good”, who may be deformed, or Downs, or whatever, but who were not. My wife was exposed…

Undergroundpewster - Where Do You Stand on This Great Gift from God?

I suspect that the lack of an outcry from the MSM and the American public is an indication that we are pretty well desensitized already. To focus on the positive might be to consider the…

timmysdaman - Where Do You Stand on This Great Gift from God?

So, I have a pastoral question that I’d like to bring up, and this thread seemed like a good place.  I’m an ACNA priest in Indianapolis and have been struggling in how to balance these…

desertpadre - Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

Merciful Heavens! How low have sunk? Forgive us, Lord.