I have just finished reading Bruce Chilton’s remarkable “intellectual biography” of Paul of Tarsus, Rabbi Paul. Chilton’s wonderful book lays out the evolution of Paul’s thought, in both his letters and the New Testament book Acts of the Apostles. He shows how Paul, convinced that Jesus was not just a Jewish Messiah, but was the … Continue reading A Cyclone of God: Episcopalians and Presbyterians Blowing in the Wind
No kidding, no satire-- nothing but pure, disbelieving joy! This just in from Episcopal News Service:Katharine Jefferts Schori, Bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, was elected the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, June 18, on the fifth ballot cast by the House of Bishops. Her election was confirmed by the House of Deputies, … Continue reading White Smoke In Columbus: We Have a (Woman) Presiding Bishop!
The Special Committee on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion has finally decided on wording for Resolution A160 ("Expression of Regret"). After several contentious sessions, described by one participant as “lively, if you don’t count all the boring parts,” the Committee approved the following changes:• “Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, that the 75th … Continue reading The Latest News From the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church: Robinson, Danforth to Be Executed, Akinola Elected Pope
Get to your places!' shouted the Queen in a voice of thunder, and people began running about in all directions, tumbling up against each other; however, they got settled down in a minute or two, and the game began. Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all … Continue reading Managing the Flamingo
Possible outcomes of the Convention:It will be the end of the (Anglican) world as we know it.The genius of the Via Media will preserve the Anglican Communion.The conservatives will leave.The liberals will leave. Though The State insists on quoting the Diocese of South Carolina's Canon Kendall Harmon rather than me ( in spite of my … Continue reading 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church is (finally) Underway
Hunter Thompson (who knew weird from the inside) once wrote: “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” Uncle Duke was right. For here, in the Palmetto State, with less than two weeks to go before the primary election, it is very, very weird.I had breakfast last week with Captain Kenneth Clark, USN (ret), … Continue reading The Going’s Gotten Weird