Leonidas Polk Memorial Carillon, and Some Thoughts on the Confederacy

RPC JZ-88441 (1967) Few people think of a carillon as a music instrument, but it really is one. As the back cover attests, it's played with a keyboard, in this case by William Lyon-Vaiden. Many of the details about the carillon can be found in the back cover, which you can see while playing Side …

How science has been corrupted

When I was small, my father would conduct experiments around the house. When you blow across the top of a wine bottle, how many modes of vibration are there? How do you get the higher notes? Another time, the matter under investigation might be the “angle of repose” of a pile of sand, as in…How …

A Thirteen Year-Old Opines on Christmas

The thirteen year-old was me, and I wrote this for the Palm Beach Day School's student newspaper the Portfolio Flyer, Volume II Issue X dated 18 December 1968: 1,972 years in the past, in a little Israeli town called Bethlehem, probably one of the most important events in the history of the world occurred.  Mary …

Deconstructing Santa Claus

A little while back I posted The Bad Little Bunny: An Easter Tale, where I made my teacher hopping mad at my refusal to go along with the conventional wisdom. (Another Chattanoogan, Jon Meacham, got accused of putting a bullet in the Easter bunny, so maybe my incident needs some re-evalulation.) Evidently there's something about …

Nicene Theology and Patristic Exegesis Go Together

I never thought I'd live long enough to read this statement: I realized that if classical theism was to be retrieved, it was necessary to defend the superiority of patristic exegesis, a project I undertook in Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis (2018). By the time I published my …

I Wonder…How Many of these ACNA Exvangelicals Still Believe in Eternal Security?

There's no doubt that the "exvangelicals" that have populated places like C4SO have made a splash in the Anglican Church in North America. What kind of spash...that's another story. When the ACNA started, some of us thought an influx of same would breathe some new life into North American Anglicanism. Now I think we're having …

Anglican Tidbit: Bulletin for the Third Sunday in Advent

Another bulletin from Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, this time from 1965: As usual, the 1928 BCP/1940 Hymnal was being used.Holy Communion was at 0800 and 0900 but not at 1100. Generally for the latter two services it was done once a month.The Rector was Robert Appleyard, who went on to be Bishop of Pittsburgh and performed …

Maria Gerber: How a Pentecostal Missionary Became an “Angel of Mercy” During the Armenian Genocide

This Week in AG History —December 4, 1915 By Darrin J. RodgersOriginally published on AG-News, 09 December 2021 An estimated 800,000 to 1,500,000 …Maria Gerber: How a Pentecostal Missionary Became an “Angel of Mercy” During the Armenian Genocide

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