Saturday, November 05, 2011

Happy Bonfire Day 2011

Happy Guy Fawkes Day, everybody!
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holla boys, Holla boys, God save the King! (Queen)
(Now that's some parliament funk!)

Here's to 494 years of the Gospel recovered, and 406 years of the Gospel in England providentially defended!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Prayer for D-Day

“My Fellow Americans:

“Last night, when I spoke with you about the fall of Rome, I knew at that moment that troops of the United States and our Allies were crossing the Channel in another and greater operation. It has come to pass with success thus far.

“And so, in this poignant hour, I ask you to join with me in prayer:

“Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.

“Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

“They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.

“They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest -- until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violences of war.

“For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.&

“Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.

“And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them -- help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.

“Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.

“Give us strength, too -- strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.

“And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.

“And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons; faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment -- let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.

“With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace -- a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.

“Thy will be done, Almighty God.


You can listen to the actual audio if you want here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A New Song for the PCUSA

Since 10-A passes, we all know where to go if you:
1) Are married, but don't think your sex life should be confined to your spouse.
2) Can't abide being married to just one person at a time.
3) Are single and want to "test the milk" before you "buy the cow."
4) Reject the basics of human biological gender.

Let's face it. Gay clergy isn't the problem. Making the fundamentals of the faith optional is the disease...confusion over the sexes is just a symptom. As professor Alice Linsley reminds us: "Dialogue with revisionists is impossible."

“Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it, and, indeed, to neglect to confound evil men - when we can do it - is no less a sin than to encourage them”
St. Felix III, Bishop of Rome, 483-492

Best wishes, though, to all my friends of evangelical persuasion still on that ship. May you find a lifeboat soon.

Friday, April 08, 2011

When homosexual arguments lose

They resort to throwing pies in the face of their opponents.

Archbishop Leonard of Brussels, Belgium, has been targeted for his stance that AIDS spread through risky sexual behavior, at that a large part of that spread had to do with the homosexual culture of the late 1970s. This is factually true, but he is being assaulted for it.

This is what happens when reason breaks down. For now, it's just pies. He's also had lawsuits thrown at him. In the future, who knows what sort of violence will break out (and be justified as "retributive justice" or payback for past grievances)?

You can read more about the attacks here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Installation at Holy Apostles in Elizabethtown

Sorry it's taken so long to post the video.

Installation of Fr. Chris Larimer from Fr. Chris Larimer on Vimeo.

This is my installation as rector of Holy Apostles Anglican Church in Elizabethtown, KY. The officiant was the Right Reverend John A. M. Guernsey, Bishop of the Diocese of the Holy Spirit (Anglican Church in North America).

Unfortunately, we ran out of memory just after the Gospel, so you missed out on his sermon. But you don't have to miss out on anything else! Worship with us at 10AM on the Public Square.

Learn more at

Okay...I'm back

Sorry to have been gone so long, folks. As you saw from my last post, I am recently installed as rector at Holy Apostles in Elizabethtown, KY. There's tons of work to do in setting things up. I've already been to a clergy leadership retreat. We've added several new ministries to our social outreach, and we've added mid-week services. I've been pretty tied up.

Did I mention that I live approximately 45 minutes away...and am busy renovating / staging my house for sale? So the blog hasn't gotten a lot of attention.

One thing that hasn't been neglected is the ministry of the w0rd. I've posted several sermons on Vimeo. You can access them here. (

Also, today I am 35. My grandparents were both dead by 72 - so it's possible that this is my mid-life. Daunting as that may be, I am so grateful for the journey God has granted me. There is such a sense of completeness in our whole family's life now that I am living out (in a much fuller sense) my call to serve as a presbyter in Christ's Church.

Friday, January 28, 2011

My installation this weekend

Sunday, January 30, 2011
10:00am – 11:30am
Holy Apostles Anglican Church
56 Public Square
Elizabethtown, KY

The Rt. Rev’d. John A. M. Guernsey, bishop of the Diocese of the Holy Spirit, will preach, celebrate the Eucharist, and install the Rev’d. Chris Larimer as rector of Holy Apostles Anglican Church. The service will begin at 10 AM. Holy Communion is available to all baptized Christians. Afterward, light refreshments will be served and there will be a meet-and-greet with the bishop.

Childcare will be available. Children are welcome in the service. Parking is available around the square and behind the church in Strawberry Alley.

For details, contact the church (270-769-1170) or the rector (

Visiting clergy are welcome to process (red stoles, please).

There's also an interview at the Western Kentucky Anglican's blog!

PS - I have it on good authority that Art Going, an AMiA church planter beginning work in Louisville, will be there. Come meet him, too!

What was left out of the SOTU?

Apparently, a lot.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dialogue with Revisionists is Impossible

Are you wondering why only a quarter of the 39 Anglican Primates didn't bother showing up in Ireland this week for the Primates Meeting?

Dr. Alice Linsley clues us in through her insightful article: "Dialogue with revisionists is impossible."

Sunday, January 23, 2011

38 Years is Enough

Norma changed. Let's hope another high-profile abortion activist says "Yes we can!" to saving the unborn.