Dwight Replies to David’s Show Stopper

You’ve uncovered another genuine show-stopper! At first reading it takes your breath away. Pius IX’s praise of Mary is high, but granting Mary high praise has been part of the fullness of Christian worship from the earliest ages of the church. While we’re slinging long quotations back and forth, allow me one: O noble Virgin, [Read More...]

David Discovers another Marian Show Stopper

I’ve been publishing excerpts from the book I wrote with David Gustafson, and today was going to publish David’s reply to my reply, but he already did it himself in the combox. Instead, here is another of his observations. He has problems with Pius IX’s high praise of Mary… I understand your point, and will [Read More...]

Summer Memories

When I was an Anglican vicar on the Isle of Wight in England I was in charge of two ancient churches: Brading and Yaverland. To please as many people as possible I kept the worship at Brading more ‘middle of the road’ and then at Yaverland we were ‘higher’. Therefore, I kept the extra weekday [Read More...]

Hot Air Gimmick

No kidding. I knew this Anglican vicar who went in for symbolic liturgical gestures. On Ascension Day he hired a hot air balloonist to be waiting outside the church. After the processional hymn the door were flung wide and everyone processed out and watched as the priest climbed into the hot air balloon and ascended [Read More...]

Dwight’s Reply to David

For Mary’s month I’m posting some excerpts from the book called Mary-A Catholic-Evangelical Debate that I wrote with fellow Bob Jones graduate David Gustafson. (who comments on this blog) In yesterday’s post David displayed a particularly extravagent dedication to the Blessed Virgin written by Stefan Cardinal Wyzinski. It seemed to David that such devotion to [Read More...]

David Questions Marian Devotion

For Mary’s month, an excerpt from the book I co-wrote with David Gustafson–Mary-A Catholic Evangelical Debate. This is from the chapter on Marian Devotion. David has been taking us on a little tour of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. He’s been describing the various chapels dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. As [Read More...]