Fred Thompson Runs: Conservatives Have a Candidate

The news that Fred Thompson will announce his candidacy on 4 July is good news for Republican conservatives who have been looking for an alternative to a field that is either a) too liberal or b) too erratic and opportunistic. Rumours are cheap and plentiful in politics.  The first indication that I saw that his …

Life and Eternity on Titusonenine

While maintaining this blog (along with everything else,) I've had the chance lately to visit (and sometimes comment on) Titusonenine, the blog of the Canon Theologian of the Diocese of South Carolina, Kendall Harmon.  This is a major Anglican blog, some would say the best.  As with many things on the Web, encountering this has …

At the Inlet: October, Part 3 (Ordination and first Communion service)

Table of Contents and Overview for At the Inlet | Information and ordering instructions for all of our fiction It was Terry’s idea to pray in the Cathedral the night before her ordination, but the whole experience with Barton Caldwell was so exhilarating and draining at the same time that she abandoned the idea upon …

Pentecost: Nothing Like a Newbie

It goes without saying that USA Today's article on Pentecostalism was intensely interesting.  But the real shocker came with the cover photo. The Earnests--whom my wife and I know very well--have only been members of our church, the North Cleveland Church of God, for about a year.  Before that they were at a Baptist church.  …

Keeping Portland, Oregon Awake

The Internet is a wonderful place to read about all the things you have either done or been connected to that which others dislike, as we noted in our last posting.  Now, in addition to what's here, our companion site's subject--pile driving equipment, and specifically Vulcan pile driving equipment--has found its way onto the blog …

At the Inlet: October, Part 2 (An examination and a conversion)

Table of Contents and Overview for At the Inlet | Information and ordering instructions for all of our fiction As the enormity of the tasks and the shortness of the time sunk into everyone involved, preparations for both Terry’s ordination and wedding got going in earnest.  With Terry becoming a minister, her clerical duties with …

The Question Still Remains: Who’s Going to do the Work?

The whole fracas over the immigration "compromise" arrived at in the Senate centres around issues such as social justice, rule of law and the like, but the central issue is still the same and still simple: who's going to do the work?  If the work cannot be done here economically, it will go elsewhere.  If …

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