George Conger’s Renunciation

That's probably not how he would characterise his absence from the race to become Episcopal Bishop of Central Florida, but that's what it amounts to: It is ironic that George Conger, a Central Florida rector who attempted to become the Bishop of Springfield is not a candidate. I haven't listened to Anglicans Unscripted in a …

Journeying with The Table

That's what the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis is doing: With thanks for God’s abundance, I am writing to tell you about a sign of new life and growth in our diocese. Over the last year, The Table, an Indianapolis congregation planted in 2015 as part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), has discerned a …

Horrors! John Wesley had a Prayer Book!

It's Monday morning. Worship pastors and leaders at Pentecostal (especially semi-Charismatic ones) are gathering at their favourite coffee shops (or Chik-fil-a) to celebrate their taking the congregation to the "Throne Room" once again with their Spirit-led worship. No thought of liturgy enters their heads, even though the schedule they followed was down to the second. …

The EU is sleepwalking into anarchy — UnHerd

All eyes may be on the Italian election results this morning, but Europe’s got much bigger problems on its hands than the prospect of a Right-wing government. Winter is coming, and the catastrophic consequences of Europe’s self-imposed energy crisis are already being felt across the continent. As politicians continue to devise unrealistic plans for energy… The …

Gen Z’s worship of the Unabomber

“The industrial revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.” Writing those words as the introduction to his 1995 anti-… Gen Z’s worship of the Unabomber His idea is more mainstream amongst his contemporaries that they care to admit, as my outline of American environmentalism in Should My Students Be Here? …

When Morning Gilds the Skies from @StJohnsPriest

It's a little late in the liturgical calendar, but I present this hymn, not well known outside of proper circles, from St. John's Episcopal Church in Detroit, my usual "go-to" for proper High Church procedure: https://youtu.be/jF3bFyKGoFY On a separate note, one of the thing necessitated by the Daily Office is prayers for the country and …

Joe Biden Finds Out the Police are Eternal

It was inevitable: Biden explained how his plan is based on one specific tenet: giving law enforcement the resources and funds necessary to engage safely in public policing. He's found out what his Chinese counterparts could have told him a long time ago: “All police forces get buffeted from time to time, but they know one thing: …

RIP Mikhail Gorbachev

The former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union is gone: Alongside Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, Gorbachev was a key protagonist in a global drama that many thought impossible and, for those who lived through it, seemed almost surreal. Under Gorbachev, the Berlin Wall crumbled, thousands of political prisoners were released …

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