Friday, December 29, 2006

How we got into this mess...

Owing to the pressure of an ever-increasing number of
subjects introduced into the curriculum of a school, it is
only too possible for men to be held to be educated and
intelligent without ever having seriously tested their
intelligence upon, say, the Book of Job, or upon the Epistle
of Paul to the Romans. No doubt there are very good excuses
for this lack of discipline. Many forward-thinking men will
tell you that the Bible is not worth serious attention, that
it is simple, trivial, and out-of-date; and so, even though
you may hear the Bible read, read it yourselves, or even study
it, the tension of your energy may be relaxed--subtly relaxed.
But it is quite certain that a widespread relaxation of the
tension of Biblical interpretation has disastrous effects. For
there is no corruption that threatens a country so surely as
the corruption or sentimentalizing of its religion; and there
is no corruption of the Christian religion so swift as that
which sets in when the Church loses its strict Biblical
discipline.
... E. C. Hoskyns (1884-1937), We Are the Pharisees [1960]

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Bacony Goodness

Okay - my heart has been pounding (and my mouth watering) ever since I read this blogpost.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Candidacy at last

Yesterday, I was examined as to my Christian experience and sense of call. The presbytery voted to affirm the recommendation of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry. After a brief charge, I was enrolled on the Roll of Candidates for Ministry of Word and Sacrament under the care of Holston Presbytery.

Soli Deo Gloria et gratia eo ago!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

This explains clerical celibacy

Okay... das Panzer Papst is in Turkey right now evangelizing.

I finally figured out why clerical celibacy is still maintained. Every priest wants a shot at being pontifex maximus, and it takes a lot of "cajones" to do what he did.

Can't afford to waste a bit on having children.

This also explains their aversion to Onanism and the barrier method.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Katherine Jefferts Schori on "Christians"

I just read a disturbing interview with the newly invested primate of the Episcopal Church USA. Schori is asked about Pope Benedict's passing comment on Islamic violence. Her comment is telling. In speaking about Christians, she uses the word "they."

Did you catch that. Not "we" but "they." The head of one of the most powerful (at least in terms of money and prestige) mainline Christian denominations thinks of Christians as "they." And I thought the whole point of being a bishop was accepting succession from the apostles so that "they" becomes "we."

Just ghastly....

Friday, November 17, 2006

Late for Reformation Day

But better late than never...

http://thekingdomcome.com/refpolka.swf

Dying to be distracted

Okay, after seeing this and all the hype about PS3, it's time to start calling every child in North Korea that's going to go to bed hungry and tell them that we were too busy gaming to notice.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

TN vote on Same Sex Marriage

Thomas Jefferson said,"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion."

Same-sex marriage will never be a civil right until the people in their discretion make it one. Judiciaries are not the answer. And when the people speak, they should be heard.

Thank you, 80% of Tennessee!

Now - let's see about outlawing no-fault divorce so that marriage will really be a protected and honorable estate.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Quote of the Day - Liberals on Islamonazis

"There's a great amount of odious liberal condescension at work here. No matter how many times Jihadists say 'We are killing you because Allah commands it,' liberals keep saying back, 'Oh, pish-posh. We know what's really driving you -- a need for more day-care and infrastructure development.'

"Don't liberals believe in actually listening to the diverse narratives of oppressed peoples? Or is that just a cover for making up their own one-size-fits-all narrative and hegemonically imposing it on the world's repressed?"

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Intro

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this blog. But so many of my friends have one and I've been responding for too long to not have a real account.