Monthly Archives: April 2006

Procrastination Project

Here’s a fabulous procrastination project when you have Really Important Things to do that you’re studiously avoiding… Print out and look over Morning and Evening prayer in: the English 1549, 1552, 1559, and 1662 BCPs; the Scottish 1637 BCP (Laud’s … Continue reading

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Apocalyptic Theology

The reason I put up the previous post is because it provides background for thinking about how (if? where?) apocayptic does or should function in our theology. I suggest that K√§semann was right–but not in the same way he meant … Continue reading

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The Throned One of the Lounge used to encourage grad students mired in the throes of cramming for comps by telling us, “Just wait till it’s over; you’ll be able to look back and think ‘I was so smart then…’”. … Continue reading

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Gospel of Judas Info

Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about recent events surrounding the apocryphal Gospel of Judas but were afraid to ask… Down towards the middle of the page don’t miss links to the English and Coptic texts as handy PDFs … Continue reading

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The Ex- Church

Apropos the discussion on denominational demographics, I was thinking about another feature of the Episcopal Church… Of the people I know and hang out with–particularly online–I can think of very few cradle Episcopalians. Let’s think… * I was Lutheran * … Continue reading

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Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat! Exaudi Christi… M and I had this in our heads all day yesterday–it’s the refrain from the petitions of the prayers from a 12th century Easter mass from Autun. I absolutely love it especially … Continue reading

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Good Friday: Day of Conquest

Now for a slightly different Good Friday theology… But at the ninth hour, penetrating to hades, [Jesus] there by the brightness of His splendour extinguished the indescribable darkness of hell, and, bursting its brazen gates and breaking the iron bars … Continue reading

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Demographical Dilemmas

Okay–most of the people who are talking about demographics in regard to mainline church decline are being overly simplistic. And I’m tired of it. The way the debate is normally framed is this–Conservative: The mainline churches are declining because they … Continue reading

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Random Canticle Note

This morning–against my usual custom–I was led to use Rite I. In reading through it, I was slightly annoyed that the removed the traditional directions for canticles and put the Te Deum at the end of the list as if … Continue reading

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Office Thought

I know that there are a lot of different reasons why your average Episcopal/Anglican lay person (not to speak of clergy…) don’t pray the Offices. I wonder, though, if it might be worth creating and desseminating an “instructed” Office. That … Continue reading

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