Should a Woman Lead the Church?

That's a question that's as old as Anglicanism itself, as Bossuet pointed out a long time ago in his History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches, VII, 45-47: Accordingly, it thence came to pass, that Henry VIII gave the bishops power to visit their diocese with this preface: "That all jurisdiction, as well ecclesiastical …

That's One Way to Get Christians Out of the Military

Appoint an openly gay man to be Secretary of the Army: President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services. Two years ago I opined that it …

What Working for the Church of God Taught Me About Race

Race is the thing we seem to obsess about these days.  That, in part, is because Americans on both sides of the political and religious spectrum have hung their hats on it, either explicitly (on the left) or implicitly (on the right).  Looking at the results, the conventional wisdom on the subject has been unhelpful …

Taking God's Place in Kentucky

It's everywhere: Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has gone to jail for refusing to sign off on same-sex civil marriages.  The usual people are taking the usual positions; it's time for something a little different. First: it isn't a "rule of law" issue.  Meaningful rule of law went out the window in this country …

My Brother's Passing, Twenty Years Out

As I said at the start of the year, it's a year of commemorating anniversaries.  Today is the twentieth anniversary of my brother's passing; he was 41 when he stepped into eternity. It's still difficult to really write about this.  And it's not because I'm "blaming God" either.  Most of the disasters that befell my …

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