The Theological Pogo Stick

Kendall Harmon over at Titusonenine reports that Andrew Hutchinson, the head of the Canadian Anglican Church has knocked the Archbishop of Canterbury for not providing clear leadership. Geesh, if he wants clear leadership, why’s the guy an Anglican? Doesn’t he geddit? Archbishops of Canterbury are elected because they know how to compromise. As it used [Read More...]

Running the Race

This is one of my favorite religious paintings. It shows Peter and John running to the tomb on Easter morning. One of the striking features of the gospel readings for Eastertide is all the running that is going on. Mary Magdalene runs to tell the apostles about the resurrection. Peter and John run to the [Read More...]

Vatican 2 and the Shortage of Priests

A blog dedicated to promoting vocations in the Catholic Church has this post which chronicles the devastating shrinkage in the Catholic priesthood and religious orders in the USA. The numbers represent a reduction of about 90% since the mid 1960s. What’s up? There are so many different reasons for the seminaries and religious houses reducing [Read More...]

Church of the Nazarene member comes Home to Rome

Among the 154,000 received into the Church at Easter is a former Nazarene minister who blogs here. [Read more...]

Bringing in the Sheaves

…or herding in the sheep, or rescuing the perishing, or exercising the ministry of reconciliation, or soul winning… whatever image you use, the Catholic Church in the United States estimates that about 154,000 adults were baptized or received into the Church at Easter this year. Statistics are slippery things. What do these numbers mean in [Read More...]

Big Brother Britain

From London’s Daily Telegraph: According to recent studies, Britain has 4.2million CCTV cameras – one for every 14 people in the country – which amounts to 20 per cent of the global camera total. It has been calculated that each person is caught on camera an average of 300 times daily. The latest gadget to [Read More...]