He Called Them a Rock and Said They Belonged: Bill Atwood Saves the ACNA Chaplaincy

In the recent kerfuffle over which Anglican province has oversight over the ACNA's chaplaincy jurisdiction, Bishop Bill Atwood opined the following: Sorting through the history of the relations between the Anglican Church in North America and the Church of Nigeria, we have discovered that a Canonical action remained unaddressed from several years back. Both the …

The Song of the Drunkards

My last formal, parish-bonding attempt to be a part of the Episcopal Church was in 1978, right after I moved to Chattanooga to work in the family business. I was discontented with Roman Catholicism, having crashed from the high of my college years and the problems surrounding the covenant community business. So the Episcopal Church …

The Main Obstacle to Religious Freedom

This past week my wife and I had the chance to attend the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, DC. It was an interesting conference on a subject that gets the short shrift these days. In attendance were representatives of several religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and many others. The fact that any kind …

Kicking the Trads to the Curb

I've been out of pocket most of this past week for reasons I'll explain later, but coming back to the blog there's one topic I'd like to comment on: the Occupant of St. Peter's see's downgrading of the celebration of what we used to call the Tridentine Mass, or now TLM. This has been coming …

Some Advice for the ACNA on Sexual Scandal

The ACNA is in quite a pickle, especially it's Diocese of the Upper Midwest, with its recent sexual assault scandal in Illinois. There have been many reactions to it; the one that has gotten most of the attention is the Diocese's, where the bishop is now on leave. Handling stuff like this isn't for amateurs, …

Those Unpatriotic Leftists

We're "back to the future" on this one: On July 4 this year, liberal media declared independence from America’s most treasured cultural symbols.While media undermining of Independence Day itself is not new — Vox famously declared that “the American Revolution was a mistake” in 2019 — the hand-wringing reached a new pitch this year.  Ever …

Is Meaningful Lay Involvement in the Church That Bad?

Every now and then I run across an article that has me saying to myself, "What is going on here?" One such piece is Ben Jeffries' Abiding with Error in the ACNA. There's a great deal to unpack here, but I'm going to try to focus on one thing: his idea that easing the laity …

An Anniversary, An Announcement and Looking Ahead

Today is an anniversary I’ve commemorated before: it’s the anniversary this web site/blog (take your pick) got its start as the Wave Equation Page for Piling. It’s been twenty-four years since I put the first pages on GeoCities, and it’s been going (with spin-offs) ever since. It’s time for a little looking back, and some …

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