I love the ‘94 Book of Occasional Services on exorcism. Basically, “Dude, ask yo’ bishop. This is some real stuff!”

I bought “Against Calvinism” six years ago before seminary and Anglicanism. Three chapters in, it’s amazing how Protestant it all sounds to me. Reformed Catholic English “Arminianism” of Bishop L. Andrewes is a much better place for me.

Baptist must necessarily reject the validity of Calvin, Luther, Augustine, and many other immanent theologians’ baptism. Until Baptist theologians find a mediating view that affirms the validity of Catholic baptism without rejecting credo baptism there is no way forward.

Chapter 2 of Olson’s “Against Calvinism” struggles at times with why Calvinist Baptist are excluded from the “Reformed” label. I think it’s clear. The Baptist rejection of Catholic baptism is the stumbling block.

I know it’s unorthodox and I do love the BCP morning office, but I always find myself drawn back to the morning litany in Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book. 🙏

It’s a Rend Collective type of rainy day. Remembering God’s joy and presence in all the storms!

Curses! This episode is making me want to get a stand-alone camera!

Y’all, now is a good time to pray the prayers for peace found in our beautiful new prayer book on page 654. #peace #anglican

For the Peace of the World

“Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed: Kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all people the true love of peace, and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility your kingdom may go forward, till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.” - BCP 2019

For the Peace fo the World

“Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.” BCP 2019

“It is permitted to no man to curse another, for the apostle Paul says, that the cursers shall not possess the kingdom of God. Let no man curse nor wish evil to another, lest through that cursing he bind his soul, as it were, with devilish ropes…” — Ælfric of Eynsham

The boards on the Classic and SE both look really good. No battery leakage! My beloved first computer, the Classic II, gets opened later tonight. Pray for me. #retrocomputing #macintosh #apple

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It is so exciting seeing Prayer Books at Provincial Assembly! I can’t wait for mine to arrive in the mail!

“the Catholic Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity, neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost.” The Athanasian Creed #trinity

We asked Alexa to play romantic music. We got: Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and the Googoo Dolls. 🤷‍♀️

This morning’s album selection: The Charlie Daniels Band 🎶

Y’all, IntelliJ is painful. Don’t have the time right now, but I’ve got to get Code or SublimeText configured for Java/Scala development.

Nativitas Domini: Mary, the mother of Christ

“Let us also be mindful of how great dignity is the holy maiden Mary, the mother of Christ: she is blessed above all women; she is the heavenly queen, and the comfort and support of all Christian men. […] Let us, therefore, with great fervour, pray to her, that she mediate for us to her own Child, who is both her Creator and her Son, true God and true man, one Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Father and with Holy Ghost, those three one God to all eternity. Amen.” — Ælfric of Eynsham, “Nativitas Domini”

“We should also honor Christ’s nativity and his birth-tide with ghostly joy, and adorn ourselves with good works, and busy ourselves with song of praise to God[…] — Ælfric of Eynsham, “Nativitas Domini”

“Christ would that many prophets, and also the heathen should announce his advent, and make known his course, that mankind might be the more believing, and the more certain in whom they should believe[…]” — Ælfric of Eynsham, “Nativitas Domini”

Yikes! Sleep aide for babies? Not sure this is a good idea. (But, I so understand the temptation!)