At Last, Some Good News on the (Non-)Marriage Front

A British couple has won a course case based on the obvious, which is very difficult in the United States: A heterosexual couple who were denied the right to enter into a civil partnership have won their claim at the UK’s highest court that they have suffered discrimination. Justices at the supreme court unanimously found …

Book Review: Herbert Mortimer Luckock’s The Divine Liturgy, or Why Reformed Anglicans Go Postal

He was the Dean of the Lichfield Cathedral; his son was a schoolmate of Winston Churchill's, and he wrote many books from his Anglo-Catholic perspective.  In The Divine Liturgy, Herbert Mortimer Luckock does a complete analysis of the Holy Communion in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, and his journey has been, for me personally, …

Some Thoughts on the 2018 Church of God General Council Agenda

Well, it's that time of the biennium again, when our ministers and their church pack up and spend several million dollars on the gathering called the General Assembly.  I've made it my habit to comment on the agenda, which can be found here.  The last time, OurCoG copied my comments in serial format (guys, next …

Yes, Down’s Syndrome Children can Go to College

One, at least: Confidence is not something the 22-year-old Parker lacks. She’s the only student at UTC with Down syndrome, but its limitations are simply things for her to overcome, not hold her back. Although she usually has someone with her while she’s on campus, she’s unafraid to go it alone. Friends, family and teachers …

Book Review: Thomas Reeves’ Was Jesus an Evangelical?

One of the things that makes writing this blog tricky is the simple fact that being a product of the Anglican and Catholic world on the one hand and being in the Pentecostal world on the other forces one to live in many "tensions" to borrow a term from the seminary academics.  Some of those …

Lessons about Women’s Ordination from Palm Beach’s Social System

Some readers of the blog are doubtless buffaloed at my blasé attitude regarding what Anglicans call WO (women's ordination.)  I explain some of my rationale here but some of that comes from being a product of the Palm Beach social system.  That system--exclusivistic and highly non-industrial--moulds everyone who lives there in ways that aren't obvious …

Internet Privacy and the “vulcanhammer” Sites

Just about everyone who is a content generator on the internet has been affected by the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.)  It didn't come suddenly, but you'd never know that by the scramble many American organisations have been doing to become compliant (or at least try) with these regulations.  It's not easy; they're …

Paige Patterson’s Baptistic End

The board of Southwestern Baptistic Theological Seminary's volte face is stunning: After midnight in Germany, while Patterson was sleeping, the chairman of the board of trustees, Kevin Ueckert, ordered Scott Colter to wake Patterson for a phone call. On the call, Ueckert told Patterson he was fired effective immediately, with no salary, no health insurance …

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