The Real Problem with @timkellernyc

It's been quite a back and forth between First Things James R. Wood and Tim Keller on the latter's evangelistic idea and the effect that it has on whether he's stuck with the Gospel or not. Wood's basic premise is that Keller's method is past its sell date due to changes in the culture; Keller's …

The Wetland Way, Week 2, Sunday: Lunch with the Canon — Chet Aero Marine

When Serelia became a nation, King Albert—for reasons as mysterious as Constantine—decided to break with the Masonic tradition of Beran and adopt a form of Christianity in Serelia. So bishops and clergy of the Anglican Communion from Verecunda came in and formed the Church of Serelia, with himself as its head. It became and continued […]The …

When Some of Us Thought God Quit Answering Prayers

One of the things I've discovered on Anglican Twitter is that there are those who are in churches outside of the Episcopal Church (and I'm thinking about ACNA churches) which still use the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Up until now I have refused to let this site be defiled by this book, and normally …

Death Is Not the End — The North American Anglican

Sometime in the early 1980s, just about the time Bob Dylan was recording Infidels, a little girl in Shreveport got a plush toy as a gift from her dad. It was vaguely Easter themed—a plump oval, the bottom half a colorful sateen eggshell, the top half a fat, fuzzy chick. It was adorable, just the…Death Is …

Anglican Tidbit: Bulletin for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

The last in our series of bulletins from Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is this one, from 1966. Bethesda Bulletin for the Fourth Sunday in Lent 1966 As usual, notes are in order: The Rev. Joseph N. Barnett was an elderly Episcopal minister who assisted at service. One time he observed that "Sitting is the privilege of …

Wonder Where Evil Comes From? Try the Mirror

Giles Fraser says something that all too often gets overlooked: But this much is obviously true: evil and suffering have outlived the loss of faith. Once we had God to blame. But now that God has gone (… other explanations are available …) we have no one left to blame but ourselves. Not for earthquakes, …

With Swimming the Tiber, Timing is Everything

The stampede of bishops from the Church of England continues: In little more than a year, four former Church of England bishops have come into full communion with the Catholic Church, either through the ordinary Roman Catholic diocese or through the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, a Catholic diocese with Anglican traditions for the …

Book Review: Richard Niebuhr’s The Social Sources of Denominationalism

It's another pet peeve of mine: Americans can't bring themselves to discuss the effects of class differentiation in the life of the church, let alone the life of the nation. They'll talk about just about every other type of differentiation, especially those related to race or gender. But class? Off the table. That applies to …

Anglican Tidbit: Bulletin for the First Sunday in Lent

In another installment of this series of "Bulletins from Bethesda," here is the First Sunday in Lent, 1967. Bulletin for the First Sunday in Lent, 1967 There are quite a few interesting observations to be made about this bulletin: As was the case at the time, the Holy Communion was celebrated consistently at 0800. This …

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