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

11-5-2014 · 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

10-7-2014 · 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?

8-20-2014 · 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

6-21-2014 · 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

6-9-2014 · Some weeks back the New York Times ran an article that touted the continuing relationship of the rector of Truro Anglican in Virginia, Tory Baucum, and the ECUSA Bishop of Virgina, Shannon…


Waypoints

5-27-2014 · 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?

4-4-2014 · 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

3-8-2014 · 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

2-24-2014 · 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

2-18-2014 · 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.


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