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An Easter Message From Bishop Mark Lawrence

4-20-2014 · Easter unflinchingly confronts our enemies, death and sin that would lock us in a self-justifying bondage, and plague our lives from start to finish. Christ’s death, however, is God’s No to sin. In the cross…


Texas Supreme Court Denies ECUSA’s Motion for Stay / Recall

4-18-2014 · Today, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order denying ECUSA’s motion for a stay or recall of its mandate pending ECUSA’s request to the United States Supreme Court to…


A Reminder: Understanding Good Friday in Context

4-18-2014 · For Good Friday 2011, I put up this post analyzing the differences between the Gospel of John and the Synoptic Gospels in dating the Last Supper and Jesus’ crucifixion.…


Thoughts on veiled crosses

4-16-2014 · Some of you veiled your church’s crosses at the start of Lent.  Others waited until Holy Week.  Or maybe it’s not a custom where you are. I muse on the practice from time to time. …


But I don’t want all that doom and gloom with my Easter!

4-15-2014 · It’s Holy Week, the annual boycott of our bittersweet Thursday and grim Friday en route to the happy clappy pop concert of Easter.


Archbishop Welby Struggles with a Greater Truth

4-11-2014 · As the Anglican Curmudgeon, it behooves me now and then to comment upon matters Anglican. And just now, there is a tempest in the Anglican teapot which I have refrained from noticing, because after all,…


Easter in the Episcopal Church (sigh) ... again

4-9-2014 · Yes, it’s that time of year again—when Episcopalians who simply want to celebrate their faith have to come to terms with the Presiding Bishop’s Easter message, and not let it impede their own joyful…


South Carolina Supreme Court Takes Jurisdiction of Appeals

4-7-2014 · In a brief order filed today, the Supreme Court of South Carolina has granted the motion filed earlier by Bishop Lawrence, his diocesan trustees and individual parishes to transfer to it jurisdiction of the…


Of God and Pizza

4-5-2014 · Decades ago, a mentor spoke of the Prayer Book’s Daily Offices as “sanctification of time.”  I’ve come to think of them in another way - we are entering into holy “space” of God’s own design. …


Watch out What You Ask for: CA Judge Puts Cloud on all ECUSA Parish Property Sales

4-4-2014 · In 1979, in response to threats by parishes to leave over the issue of women’s ordination to the priesthood, ECUSA enacted its now notorious Dennis Canon. The Canon purported to impose unilaterally a trust…


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