Monthly Archives: June 2008

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NPR Report – “Anglican Conservatives Step Back From Split Threat”

More reports and news coverage will be coming and I do not intend to try and keep up with it all. This just came out, however, so here it is. Conservative Martyn Minns takes a very practical approach to the whole matter. Martyn Minns, who moved his Virginia parish from the Episcopal church to the more conservative church of Nigeria, asks: “Who’s going to stop us? We don’t have ecclesiastical jails these days, there’s freedom […]

The Presiding Bishop Responds to GAFCON (boy does she!)

The Presiding Bishop of ECUSA, The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori has responded as well. Her entire response is as follows: Much of the Anglican world must be lamenting the latest emission from GAFCON.  Anglicanism has always been broader than some find comfortable. This statement does not represent the end of Anglicanism, merely another chapter in a centuries-old struggle for dominance by those who consider themselves the only true believers. Anglicans will continue to worship […]

The Archbishop Responds to GAFCON

You can read it all here, but I have included his opening and concluding paragraphs below. The bulk is his raising reasonable concerns about GAFCON’s proposal. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has responded to the final declaration of the Global Anglican Future Conference with the following statement: The Final Statement from the GAFCON meeting in Jordan and Jerusalem contains much that is positive and encouraging about the priorities of those who met for […]

Firefox Plugin for Bibliobloggers

JP has posted a search plugin for FF 3.0 that will allow one to search all the biblioblogs on this list . It is a wonderful tool and I am very grateful for it! (As an aside, if you are on Mac using NetNewsWire as a reader, which is now free, you can simply search all feeds from there. BUT you can only search what is still cached. This plugin allows you to search the […]

College rankings…based upon faith?

This morning Inside Higher Ed ran a story (What Would Jesus Do (in College) ) that caught my attention. It is a great piece in that it combines two favorite topics, religion and politics. It seems that conservative Intercollegiate Studies Institute has published a college guide called All-American Colleges Top Schools for Conservatives, Old-Fashioned Liberals, and People of Faith . This book lists a large number of colleges and universities that fits within the ISI’s […]

Ed Cook moving to CUA!

Congratulations to Ed Cook on his new position! I am very selfishly glad for his move since he will now be within a reasonable 4 hour drive. I cannot wait to meet up and talk shop from ECUSA to Targum. For those who do not know, Ed has labored hard in the fields, is of course one of the finest Aramaists in the bizz, and is now coming to take up a very prestigious and […]

New “church within a church” within the Anglican Communion

The new Jerusalem council (not to be confused with the New Jerusalem Council which has yet to be scheduled) has apparently resulted in a new organization of orthodox Anglican churches within the Communion. From the Daily Telegraph: Orthodox Anglicans who are creating a new movement at a breakaway summit in Jerusalem have said they feel “betrayal and abandonment” at the current church structure. The 1,000 conservatives at the Gafcon conference say they feel “profound sadness” […]

Buy n Large

I saw WALL•E with my son yesterday evening (we had a boys weekend since the girls were in NYC watching ballet with Grandmommy). I may comment further on it later, but a couple of points. WALL•E boots up to the sound of a Macintosh chime. The Apple connections are always aplenty. (BTW, in one of the first scenes as WALL•E cleans up keep your eyes peeled for a vehicle from another Pixar film.) Buy n […]