Blast from the Past: When Doing Right Isn’t (Pawley’s Island Case)

Our recent piece on Allan Haley brought up one of the more acrimonious subjects from the Anglican/Episcopal world we have dealt with: the All Saints/Waccamaw secession from the Episcopal Church, sometimes called the "Pawley's Island Case."  When this site switched to WordPress, it left behind the original piece on the subject.  I'm going to try …

Allan Haley Expounds on Episcopal Legal Conflict

In this latest edition of Anglicans Unscripted: https://youtu.be/94d28CI-hlM Haley is probably the most erudite person to either cover or participate in the long legal war that the Episcopal Church waged with those who had had enough of its departure from the faith.  Since the ACNA's formation, it's tempting to forget about all the litigation, but …

A Good Place for Lent

Over the years, I've noticed that some people take a break for Lent on social media.  Some of that is to avoid the dumpster fire that social media is and has been for a long time, and that's understandable.  On the flip side, some want to take a break from putting out content and concentrating …

The case against identity politics — The Logical Place

Originally posted on Books & Boots: Steve Bannon thinks identity politics are great for President Donald Trump. That’s what the president’s adviser told Robert Kuttner at the American Prospect. “The Democrats,” he said, “the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left… via …

The Real “Greatest Achievement” of Russia

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell thinks it was getting Donald Trump in the White House: "It is Vladimir Putin’s greatest achievement. Decades after America’s victory in the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union, the president of the United States is now helping the president of Russia help the president of the United States to get re-elected." …

Stephen and Joy Strang Deposit Charisma Media Archives at Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center — Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

By Darrin J. Rodgers Stephen and Joy Strang have deposited the archives of Charisma Media at the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center. The Strangs founded Charisma in 1975, which has become the magazine of record of the charismatic movement in the United States. In 1981, they formed Strang Communications (now Charisma Media), which has published over […] …

At Least George Conger Permits a Rummage Sale

This interesting tidbit came out during the last episode of Anglicans Unscripted: https://youtu.be/kY1UtXTJXXU?t=237 For people raised at Bethesda-by-the-Sea in the 1960's and 1970's (as George and I were) this has some historical import: in 1968 the Vestry was highly disparaging of Bethesda's rummage sale, which ultimately led to its end.  That in turn led to …

Elevations on the Law and Prophecies that heralded the Liberator and prepare for him the way — The Bossuet Project

This series takes us literally out of Egypt and into the promised land with the following topics: The Captive People: Moses is shown to them as their deliverer Two ways in which Moses is shown to the people Moses, figure of the divinity of Jesus Christ The Passover and the deliverance of the people The […] …

The Faults We Share on Left and Right

Tim Fountain makes an interesting observation along these lines: And, as is a fault for Americans today on both the left and the right, they conflate the church and government. Whether it be the Trump is our new King Cyrus movement or the Christian Socialists, there is the belief that holding control of government will …

The Endless Agony of Pro-Life Democrats

One more has had enough, though: The straw that broke this camel’s back was Pete Buttigieg’s extremism. Here was a mainstream Democratic candidate suggesting, at one point, that abortion is OK up to the point the baby draws her first breath. When I heard that, I realized we were fighting a losing battle. If the …

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