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Don’t Shop There!

Don’t Shop There!

In a recent interview with the Washington Post, The Episcopal Church’s (TEC) new leader in the nation’s Capital, Dr. Mariann Budde, had this to say: “We’re like a boutique. We’re the most inclusive church in the world that’s the tiniest church in Christendom. . . . I’m not interested in being the leader of a boutique [...]

In the News

In the News

Fort Worth Mission Goes Roman? St. Timothy’s, a mission church in the Diocese of Fort Worth, announced its intention to join the Ordinariate, in which converts to the Roman Catholic Church can keep elements of their Anglican identity. In early December, Bishop Iker of Fort Worth responded to the mission’s request, stipulating that the church [...]

Entering the Ordinariate

Entering the Ordinariate

As this is being read, I will have joined others in one of the first groups of US Anglicans being received into the nascent Personal Ordinariates of the Catholic Church. Why would anyone in his right mind want to leave a parish where he has invested over a third of a century, served in key leadership positions, and has many friends? Good golly, [...]

Why I Remain An Anglican

Why I Remain An Anglican

  Given the disarray of the Episcopal Church some of my friends and colleagues are jumping ship, abandoning ECUSA to join the Roman Catholic Church, one of the Eastern Orthodox Churches or perhaps the Continuum. Yet I for one have no desire or intention of becoming a Roman Catholic or, for that matter a Lutheran or a Methodist or a [...]

Mark Frank and Christmass

Mark Frank and Christmass

  One of the least known of the Caroline Divines is Mark Frank, yet his sermons are in my mind the high-water mark of preaching amongst these Divines in the seventeenth century. Like Andrewes he was a Pembroke graduate, fellow and an eventual master, howbeit but briefly before his death after the Restoration. Unfortunately for the [...]