Beating the Sheep Doesn’t Work

I recently reviewed Latta Griswold's The Middle Way, this is another quote from that, in his advice on sermons: The most ineffective, and ultimately the most objectionable of all preachers, is the scold. There is a vast difference between rebuking evil and exposing to a congregation the sins to which they are prone, and scolding. …

Science Still Lives Somewhere

Recently I posted a piece entitled The Day Science Died where I lamented the fall of a real scientific/technological urge in our society after we landed men on the moon in 1969. Evidently that urge is still out there, in this case Israel: A dramatic nighttime launch from Cape Canaveral sent Israel’s privately funded lunar …

The Day Science Died

This week's post comes on my companion website, Chet Aero Marine, and is entitled The Day Science Died. But the other thing that came in reading this book was an ache–an ache for a time when we were literally reaching for the stars (or at least the moon.)  The passing of that time–something that basically lost …

Book Review: Latta Griswold’s The Middle Way

If there's one term that gets misused in Anglican-Episcopal circles more than any other, it's the via media, the middle way, which Anglicanism is supposed to embody. Probably it's original intent was best expressed by the men who "translated" the King James Bible. In their dedication to their "dread sovereign," they said the following: So …

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