Monthly Archives: December 2012

In praise of the Church of England

Over at The Corner at National Review, Michael Potemra writes:  Roger Scruton, the acclaimed philosopher and polymath, has recently issued Our Church: A Personal History of the Church of England, a short but rewarding attempt to explain just how this unusual … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2012. If it were … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson writes about Alpha, Nicky Gumbel, Holy Trinity Brompton and the new ABC

Great article at The Spectator by Damian Thompson.  Here is an excerpt, but please read it all. Just before stepping down as Archbishop of Canterbury, the late Robert Runcie told me — in a sotto voce conversation during the General … Continue reading

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Norm has his flameproof suit on, let’s have at him!

Just kidding, Norm, but in the comments section of the post below, you raise the following interesting question about women’s ordination: The plain reality is that the sacrament of baptism makes a male capable of receiving ordination, for one cannot … Continue reading

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Which Christian beliefs are essential?

I am a big fan of the Alpha Course.   I’m sure the Latin Pimpernel and many of our other commentators can’t stand the Alpha Course, but I consider it a wonderful approach to evangelization and to bringing people to … Continue reading

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Great article on defense mechanisms

Here’s an excerpt from an article by John Hawkins at PJ Media.  Especially liked this: In C.S. Lewis’s classic The Screwtape Letters, a devil instructs his nephew to try to corrupt a man by: “(aggravating) that most useful human characteristic, … Continue reading

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How cool, my novel The Defilers is now available as an e-book

The Kindle version is selling for $7.99 at!   Over the past month, I have spoken with two new readers who loved the book, found it a page-turner.  

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John Bruce weighs in at the Cold Case blog on the Anglo-Catholic future

Here’s an excerpt.  Go on over and read the rest: The schism of the second ACNA is related in many ways to discomort in conservative quarters with same-sex attraction — Bishop Robinson has been a major focus in all discourse … Continue reading

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What are the chief obstacles in persuading ACNA members to consider Ordinariates?

We have probably re-hashed to death the reasons by members of the Traditional Anglican Communion might refuse to join the Catholic Church:   papal infallibility, teachings on Mary, branch ecclesiology are among the doctrinal points of contention that turned up. … Continue reading

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And now a change of channel to the ACNA and its relations with Canterbury

Here’s an excerpt of an interesting story by David Virtue: The leader of the Anglican Church of Canada had a “just say no” message to the new Archbishop of Canterbury-elect Justin Welby in discussions on the Anglican Church in North … Continue reading

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