"Childish adults are the most dangerous thing in the world... Adults treated like children are the saddest."
"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)
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
Churches can use the following instructions in order to make and maintain Facebook pages for their churches. They are no longer the ideal form of social media outreach, but they are better than nothing until we develop our own form of Alternative Christian Media. Even cradle Anglicans will not be able to find you if … Continue reading Outreach
When I graduated college, my choir gave me a copy of St. Augustine’s Prayer Book. If you have one, open it to the copyright page. The first edition was published in 1947 and reprinted 13 times. The second edition has gone through 18 printings. That’s incredible for a book with a niche market as small as … Continue reading Conclusion
If you are still convinced that the world has gone to hell in a hand-basket and it's beyond saving, allow me to demonstrate how well we've done when things were worse. In 1882, Endicott Peabody suspended his seminary studies to save a struggling church in a small Western border town. The old building had burned down, and … Continue reading A further example
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTIpt65Ns24 In Christian marriage, husband and wife become one flesh for the purpose of mutual joy, comfort and procreation. Marriages are also practical arrangements. Until relatively recently, they were usually contracted for economic reasons (ever heard of a dowry?) that look cynical to modern Westerners. Yet it's modern marriages for romantic love that are most … Continue reading On marriage