The View from London

The Times of London has one of the most perceptive articles about Palin and the future of politics in the USA. So often it is the British journalists who reveal us to ourselves more than our own writers. Read it here. [Read more...]

Experience and Integrity

Much has been spouted about Sarah Palin’s lack of experience, but do you know what? You can buy experience. You can buy brains. You can buy advice, and every President has the best that money can buy. What you can’t buy is integrity, guts, brains, passion and chutzpah. Sarah Palin seems to have all that [Read More...]

Podcast Sermons?

I’m thinking of putting my sermons from St Mary’s up on a podcast slot on my website. Would any of you out there use this facility? If so, please vote in the combox. It’s going to cost me some money, so I don’t want to do it if no one is going to take advantage [Read More...]

The Centrality of Sacrifice

If you’ve seen Mel Gibson’s film Apocolypto¬†you’ll remember the pretty graphic scenes of human sacrifice. Most primitive religions featured human sacrifice and ritualistic cannibalism in some form or other at some point. The logic was pretty simple: to appease the gods you gave them something valuable. What would they like? Life. How do you give [Read More...]

Hurricane McCain

I’ve had my knuckles rapped in the combox for being political. I’m a priest and I’m not supposed to be political. Well, forgive me, but I guess I can comment on what I think about the election. I’m not telling people in sermons, “Go out and vote for Ron Paul” or anything. I wonder if [Read More...]

Woooweee!!!

Earlier in the summer I saw Sarah Palin’s name suggested as a possible GOP veep on Jay Anderson’s blog. She seemed really interesting, but a total long shot. I never thought she’d make it. McCain must have been reading Jay’s blog. Anyway, today I stopped at the bank on the way home from school and [Read More...]


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