XIX. Of the Church

The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ’s ordinance in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same.

As the Church of Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch, [and most tragically of England] have erred; so also the Church of Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of Ceremonies, but also in matters of Faith.

I know it won’t happen, but if the King took his role as defender of the faith seriously, he’d recall the synod immediately and depose the bishops who voted yes. — What a sad day for the descendants of English Christianity!

One of these days there’s going to be an actual snake or scorpion in my house and I’m going to walk right past it because of my son’s conditioning with the rubber variety strewn all over.

St Charles, king, defender of the faith, and martyr: pray for us and your beloved church now in the time of our peril. Amen.

Has anyone used BryteBridge to setup their non-profit ministry? Would love to know your thoughts or other suggestions.


Is it just me, or does iOS 16.3 seem like it has some sort of networking issue? Things are loading slowly since the update, for me.

I’m “my favorite antique store closed and that kind of bums me out” years old today.

When you think about it, it’s shocking how many public services are using a private company to disseminate information. — My local power company, for example, only gives outage info via Twitter. No RSS feed to be found. 😢

Though I was a user of the 1662 BCP for many years, the transition to the 2019 TLE has been fairly seem-less. — The places I stumbled usually ended up being parts of the American prayer book tradition instead of some glaring modern change.

My unsolicited hot-take on this Lord’s Day: It’s time for the ACNA bishops to start pushing for prayer book conformity. I see no compelling reason why all ACNA parishes cannot be worshiping with the 2019 prayer book.

Extremely sad to hear the news out of England. Hard to imagine the cradle of English Christianity being out of communion with her children. — The post-Christendom world is different, but our hope is still in Christ.

Half way through Resident Aliens and I’m finding it bittersweet. — It’s a great read that’s affirming the ministry I’m about to start. But, also, it’s depressing several decades in the future knowing all the pieces were there, but not enough took notice and did the work.

Wisdom from Virginia (age 2): Be careful with stickers. They are not band-aids.

Urban Chestnut is making some amazing beers in St. Louis. Very glad the Turnip Truck carries them here in Nashville. 🍻

Such and odd feeling, but it was time. So thankful for Micro.blog and all the folks that’ve kept blogging/RSS alive. The Internet is best when it’s open.

Is there a good site for Western-style Christian imagery? Icons are great, but not exactly part of the Western church tradition. Is there a place with Rembrandts, etc. categorized by Christian subject or theme? 🖼️

I’m admittedly a little slow, but it should not have taken me almost 40 years to figure out this was a good use of a small dip bowl. Game changer!

Christ our Anchor is getting close to launching! If you’re in Nashville & interested in a ministry that helps people work and grow closer to God, give us a follow. — christouranchor.org/about/

The song my kids are playing right now… 🤦‍♂️

So, on hold with my bank. They wrote their own hold music and I gotta say, it’s pretty darn catchy.

Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, and a blessed Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus!