The Problem with Pristine Primitivism

What on earth is “Primitivism”? It’s a reformist idea in religion that buys into the idea that the early church is the pure church and that we have to get rid of all the clutter and corruption that has accumulated in the church over the centuries. I’ve written a long article about the problem within Protestantism [Read More…]

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Get to Work. Do What You Can Do

After watching the nightmare of the American presidential election unfold I have woken up to a fresh reality. I would like to share it with you because I encourage you to do what I have resolved to do. First the bad news. This country and our world is in a bad way. The intentional lies, [Read More…]

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The Blog is a Hungry Monster

What has happened to your blog Father? Have you stopped standing on your head? Has the Suburban Hermit died or just taken a further vow of silence? Well, the fact of the matter is, blogs are hungry beasts. They need to be fed every day–in fact they want at least three meals a day to [Read More…]

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Fr James Parker RIP

A pioneer has crossed the river. Fr James Parker has died. Fr Parker was a priest of the Diocese of Charleston, but his priesthood was historic. He was one of the married Episcopal priests who petitioned Pope Paul VI in 1978, requesting a dispensation from the vow of celibacy so that they might be ordained [Read More…]

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Catholic Women Deacons? Why Not?

  This article was first published in CRUX Pope Francis has called for women to be granted more prominent roles in the church and for the Catholic church to continue to develop a positive “theology of women.” CNS reports here that at the Synod of the Family Canadian Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher suggested that the church [Read More…]

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New Wave of New Testament Scholarship

My article for CRUX this week highlights the new wave of New Testament scholarship in which the tired old theories of the liberal academics are at last being overturned with new discoveries, insights, facts, common sense and faith. The radical, revisionist scholarship reached it’s high point with the so called “Jesus Seminar” in the 1980s [Read More…]

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