The Episcopal Snobs and the John Wayne Evangelicals

There's never a dull moment these days, and to shut off the possibility of one occurring we now have the food fight around Kristin Kobes du Mez' Jesus and John Wayne.  The most recent volley has been around the illustrious Anglican Anne Carlson Kennedy's review of same, with the usual suspects saying the usual things.  …

Those Infernal Internal Passports

At the left is a passport cover, one of those things designed to protect your passport, especially if your home is really a pied à terre and you travel a great deal.  But look carefully: it's from the old Soviet Union, complete with their national seal embossed on the cover, and "Pasport" at the bottom. …

The Catholic Church and the Dung Beetles

One of my Twitter followers referred me to this series of posts (Part I, Part II and Part III, and now he's added a piece about the Trads) by one Larry Chapp, one time seminarian and academic.  (He uses the dung beetle analogy in the first post.)  A thorough response would be as long as …

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