Day: May 30, 2011

Fisking the John Jay report

And fiercely loyal and disaffected Catholics alike will look upon the unimpeded moral sclerosis of the church hierarchy and mourn all the losses that deformation has produced: lost innocence, lost faith, lost moral authority, even lost life.

How the Church of England chooses its bishops

The process that I witnessed was so different than the one described by the late Dean Colin Slee in his now-famous memo, that it seems almost unfair to draw comparisons. In filling the vacancy in Southwark, the English method of appointing bishops was clearly at its worst. Or so one hopes.

For Heroic Service

O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy. Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – Book of Common Prayer

A good word about the institutional church

Show me what difference the National Secular Society or the British Humanist Association makes to local communities in every corner of the country. Show me how those Christians who want to re-invent church in terms of like-minded people joining together to re-write theology in their own convenient image change one iota of their local community for the better.