A Show Stopper for Everyone in the Marriage Debate

The sudden "revelation" by the California Governor and Attorney General, who say marriage can be eliminated in the future is only news to those who have not thought the issue out very carefully. Before Christians in California go off and begin a quest for a constitutional amendment, they need to think about a few things. …

TEC Considers Its Legal Options

David Trimble's analysis of Bishop/Attorney Stacy Sauls' role and possible analysis in the Episcopal Church's legal options re its property is a very sensible one. Much of what's written about this reflects spiritual angst and a naive view of the legal system.  While spiritual angst is understandable, when the legal system gets involved it's necessary …

Why Our Government Is In Trouble

In CIA: The perils of being a good citizen, Dmitry Shlapentokh tells us why we missed the coming of 9/11: It also means that naive folks who look for "truth" and "efficiency" usually do not exist in real life. They are mostly characters from Hollywood movies where the good guys finally triumph over the bad …

Perhaps the Smashmouth Approach Would Have Been Best

The resignation of Alberto Gonzales is sad, but could have been avoided if Gonzales had taken more of a "Clintonesque" approach with the U.S. Attorneys firing. U.S. Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President and the Attorney General.  There's no reason why Gonzales needed to go through a long justification of their termination.  The …

The Sad End of Randy and Paula White

Randy and Paula White's breakup is a very sad business, not only for them and the Without Walls Church but for American Christianity in general. The really sad thing is that this is with precedent.  Randy was the evangelism director of the National Church of God outside of Washington, DC when he met and married …

Mother Teresa’s Crisis of Faith

The revelation of Mother Teresa's Crisis of Faith needs to be understood in light of her emphasis on the Passion in Roman Catholic spirituality. She wrote in 1951 that the Passion was the only aspect of Jesus' life that she was interested in sharing: "I want to ... drink ONLY [her emphasis] from His chalice …

To Mind a Generation Gap You Have to Find It

Brad Drell has opened an interesting topic of discussion in Minding The Generation Gap In The Anglican Blogosphere.  But two comments are in order. I've always thought that the break between the Boomers and Generation X was in 1965.  But dividing lines like this are a tricky business, and there are "variations on a theme" …

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