My first attempt at a meme. You heard it here first!
"[I]t has seemed impossible to keep all the [Anglo-Catholic] Brighton churches flourishing at the same time, and someone said to me not too long ago: 'No one has been converted in Brighton for the last fifty years, and the Catholics just regroup themselves around the churches... every few years.'" - pg. 137
"Whenever we had a big pilgrimage [to the Shrine of our Lady] I usually got a crop of abusive letters, one half complaining that too much of the Prayer Book had been used, and the other half enraged that the Mass had not been Prayer Book enough... Anglo-Catholics could display the same kind of intolerance … Continue reading Merrily on High (2)
"These days, boys at public schools are in a ferment about compulsory chapel... I sometimes think the answer would be to put the chapel 'out of bounds'... and then they would feel deprived and want to go to church for the rest of their lives!" - p. 40-41
The Rev. Canon Colin Stephenson was a prominent Anglo-Papalist and the second Guardian of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (1958-68). He attended St. Bartholomew's, Brighton as a boy and was Vicar of St. Mary Magdalene's, Oxford as a man. Though he took defiant pride in being among the spikiest of his generation of … Continue reading Anglo-Catholic of the Week: The Reverend Canon Colin Stephenson
Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite? Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate? Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence? Can I be trusted? Am … Continue reading Self-examination from the Holy Club
Note: I've wanted to write about Rev. Wesley for some time, because I think that his method of evangelism and discipleship will be important to us in the near future. Unfortunately, his life experience was too diverse to compress into just one article, and I wonder if I have emphasized the appropriate points. If any … Continue reading Anglo-Catholic of the Week: Reverend John Wesley
According to a recent article in The Atlantic, the following was Mr. Rogers' secret to communication. In jest, his staff referred to his highly crafted dialogue as "Freddish." These rules may not always work outside of the limited context of a children's television show, but they're something to think about. “State the idea you wish … Continue reading Refining Christian media
To wit, it appears that Mr. Rogers violently punished the Devil with peace and love.
"Snowflake" culture got big during my last semester of university. Like many students, one of the last things I learned in school was that we now need service dogs to cope with exam week. Around the same time, the recent spike in suicide made headlines. Unfortunately, I can confirm that that's going on with college … Continue reading On mental illness