Ronald S. Berman writes in The Sewanee Review: My method was to pick a book with some determinable public interest–for example the autobiography of Max Eastman or Hannah Arendt’s great work on Eichmann–and simply to read everything available on the subject. I would talk to whoever might know about it, then sit down and try […]
From Paul Kagame’s Facebook page on October 22, 2021: This afternoon, President Kagame received Drayton Nabers, the Founder of Nabers Charitable Foundation and Archbishop Laurent Mbanda at Urugwiro Village for a discussion on the work of the Anglican Church in Rwanda.
Sir Robert Phillimore writes about Anglican Eucharistic practices and says: The elevation of the Blessed Sacrament was not incorporated formally into the law of the Western Church before the beginning of the thirteenth century. [Cardinal Bona] cites a variety of authorities in support of this position, and mentions the introduction of the custom of ringing […]
In the London Review of Books, Adam Phillips reviews Benjamin Taylor’s book, Proust: The Search. Phillips says of Proust: …In Search of Lost Time, about someone wanting to write a book he doesn’t write, is itself about the ways our objects of desire sustain us by failing to satisfy us. Phillips summarizes Proust as thinking […]
The Anglican Book of Homilies discusses the folly of prayer to saints in the Homily on Prayer. I have slightly cleaned up and modernized the language of a portion of this homily and offer it as follows: Thus you see, that the authority both of the Scripture, and also of Augustine, does not permit, that […]
Anglican Unscripted filled in the details on the forthcoming ACNA conclave. George Conger reports here that the conclave will happen after the March 12th consecration of Chip Edgar as bishop. The conclave is scheduled to take place at the St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center on Seabrook Island. Archbishop Beach wants 90 percent of the […]
It turns out that my suspicions about the lack of a press release from the College of Bishops meeting were correct. Anglican Unscripted reported on this over the weekend. Among other things, they said: There are rumors that some churches within C4SO no longer want to be associated with ACNA. Ten to twelve C4SO churches […]
As I write this post, there has been no press release from ACNA regarding the meeting last week. I find this odd, particularly in light of all the problems that exist right now. Canon Phil Ashey wrote an email summary of the meeting for the American Anglican Council, and I will paste that in here […]
The Expositor’s Greek Testament is one of my favorite commentaries. I picked up a volume at a used store many years ago and had it rebound. Even though I can’t read Greek, I can make out the words with other helps and read the commentary. Volume 4 is available online for free here.
My book club just read through Moby Dick, a fascinating novel that operates on many levels below the surface narrative of the hunt for a whale. James Jordan offers a unique take on the book which I wish someone would expand on and dig into further in an old newsletter. He writes: Ishmael is the […]