Anglican Via Media?

Have you heard of the Anglican via media? This is the idea that Anglicanism is the ‘middle way’ between Catholicism and Protestantism. The concept is often extended to mean that Anglicanism is the ‘middle way’ between many different extremes. It is the way of compromise, the way of common sense, the way of ‘dual integrities’. [Read More...]

The Benedictine Way – 4

Obedience is a vow, and every vow is intended to be woven into life as one of the basic foundations of our existence. We are obedient simply because we are creatures, not the creator. Every day we must be obedient to a whole range of laws we never question. We are obedient to everything from [Read More...]

Marking the Hours

I’ve just finished Eamon Duffy’s latest, Marking the Hours. As usual, a masterful study of late medieval and the years up to and through the English Deformation. Duffy scrupulously gathers the data, cleverly interprets it and draws the right amount of conclusions from it.Together with Stripping of the Altars and Voices of Morbath, Marking the [Read More...]

Sonata??!!

We doesn’t like nasty Sonata… Give us our Roving Medievalist back…I wants it my precious…We knew that Jeffrey was false and tricksy… [Read more...]

The Benedictine Way – 3

The second vow the Benedictine takes is the vow of obedience. Obedience!!?? we howl. But we’re grown ups. We’re supposed to take responsibility for ourselves. We’re supposed to be pro active. We’re supposed to make our own moral decisions. Yadda yadda yadda. Yes, no doubt true up to a point. We don’t want a church [Read More...]

This is pleasing…

Dwight Longenecker –[noun]: A master of storytelling ‘How” will you be defined in the dictionary?’ at QuizGalaxy.com [Read more...]


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