Who Is Suspending Whom? – The Anglican Communion, The Episcopal Church, and Pure Doctrine

The oft-wrong and perpetually-biased New York Times recently (14 Jan 16) ran an article entitled “Anglican Church Disciplines U.S. Episcopals Over Gay Marriages.” The article both misunderstands Christianity and misrepresents the “discipline” laid out by the Anglican Communion (neither of which is necessarily surprising from the NYT). These are two things that I’d like to…

Are We Not Men?

On a very funny show from the Beeb called IT Crowd which made its way across the pond not too many years ago.  In it two nerdy IT professionals for a company specializing in nobody-knows-what find themselves in ever-odder situations.  Being a huge fan of football (soccer), my favorite episode is where the two geeks…

Know the Terrain

We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: (1) Accessible ground; (2) entangling ground; (3) temporizing ground; (4) narrow passes; (5) precipitous heights; (6) positions at a great distance from the enemy. Sun Tzu In April of 1242 the Northern Crusades were still in full swing and the Teutonic Livonian Order was making a…

A House Not Lived In

Everywhere you look today you will find positive references to environmentalism. It is taken for granted that amongst the greatest virtues is a concern for “Mother Earth.” Terms like “eco-friendly”, “carbon-neutral”, “bio-degradable”, and – most poignant – “sustainable” are found on packaging, magazines, billboards, business plans, car fenders, posters and trash trucks. Our culture likes…