Category Archives: Current Unpleasantness

Thoughts on Marriage

Even though I haven’t been writing here, I have been pretty busy over the last few weeks. One of the things I’ve been working on is now up at the Fully Alive site. If you’ve not been following along, a … Continue reading

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Pedantic Lectionary Note on Romans 1

As your official source for pedantic lectionary minutae, I must call attention to the appearance (or lack) of Romans 1:26-7 in the Daily Office lectionary. These two verses appear to contain Paul’s clearest statement on same-sex sexual relations and, as … Continue reading

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Important Cafe Piece

I have a new piece up today at the Episcopal CafĂ©. It’s a response to Jim’s challenge that we start confronting the problems facing the Episcopal Church head on. In this piece, I focused on what I see as not … Continue reading

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Brief Anglican Covenant Thought

Much ink, real and virtual, has been spilt over the Anglican Covenant. I’ve largely stopped commenting on the on-going inter-Anglican feuds but can’t resist just one little comment here… The Archbishop of Canterbury is right: the Covenant has no ability … Continue reading

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On the Mt Calvary “Story”

Paul put up a link to a story from Venom Online in the thread below on Mt Calvary. I usually make a habit of not going there, and I do not link to it for two reasons: first, I find … Continue reading

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Catholic Notes

Two interesting things: Former Episcopalians often have quite a lot to say about Episcopal and Anglican dealings. Their words are often voluminous, often colorful, and not often “edifying”. It’s in light of these realities that I was interested to read … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

Christopher has a statement up for consideration in light of other statements to be presented at General Convention. Here’s the heart of it: Therefore, rather than a program for persuading the Church to a particular point-of-view on matters of justice … Continue reading

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A REAL “Listening Process”

Christopher has a nice post up on his take on my previous post. I want all the bishops and archbishops who read my blog to sit up and pay close attention now. It struck me as I read through it … Continue reading

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Lambeth

I haven’t said much about it. Partly because I’ve been moving, but partly because it’s not really my place to say it. Here’s the word I’ve been waiting for. Bottom line is this: All of our debates have been about … Continue reading

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Homosexuality in the Communion–Once Again…

There’s a statement out from the Primate of Sudan said to be representing the views of 150 bishops from 17 provinces commending that Gene Robinson “should just go away from the Anglican world and be a normal Christian”. This is … Continue reading

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