Category: TEC

The end (of ACNA?) is near!

Things don’t look so good in the alphabet soup land of Anglican secessionists. Any number of people observed that these groups, united by their opposition to some decisions of the Episcopal Church, would disintegrate...

Why go to church?

ASBO Jesus does it again. Why do you go to church? What do you say when asked? Frankly, our collective failure to be able to answer this question in a compelling way is the...

Of pastoral petulance

Last week, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America held its biennial Churchwide Assembly. This is much like the General Convention of the Episcopal Church (full comparison post coming soon!). At the Assembly, Voting Members...

Updates on two stories 7WD has followed

Yesterday came official word that the Rev’d Kevin G. Thew Forrester has not received the required consents to his election as Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Michigan. As I wrote before, I would...

Are magazines the new vinyl?

Bob Chapman has written a blog post about something he noticed over at techdirt. It seems that vinyl LP sales are going up, while CD sales are on the way down. There are lots...

Good words to the church

My friend Jennifer Phillips, fellow Rhode Island priest and multiple-time Deputy, has written a little note that I think eloquently captures some of the potential in recent budget cuts, especially to the Episcopal Church...