Saturday, August 04, 2007

StandFirm Commenters Dinner

I've just gotten back from our Atlanta reasserter banquet. Five of us met at Nicola's restaurant here in Atlanta for a get together. I had a blast. Present were Irenaeus, RLW6, John Stamper, Mary and myself. It was interesting how diverse we were in background, yet unified in faith. A model in small of how the Church ought to be, but rarely is.

It was so lovely to discuss, dispute and even disagree, but to do so civilly and with genuine respect.

I'll post more, later, after some reflection. I'm a little too wired from the excellent conversation we shared to be coherent in writing. Not that I ever am, but there you go.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Today's theme song

Given what's been posted about Greg Griffith over at StandFirm, I figured what the heck!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Yesterday's Little Meeting

Anglican TV webcast the ACN meetings for the past two days. Kevin Kallsen did a bang-up job doing it. The one person who made a huge impression upon me was Archbishop Gregory Venables. His Bible studies were profound, Scripturally sound and moving. Peter Ould had a webchat room set up as part of this and the one comment I made that I'm proudest of was something along the lines of "It's sad that I feel so elated to hear an Anglican teach the Bible so well".

Of course our honourable opposition had a different take on what transpired.

The Internet is a wonderful thing. Before the Internet, I would have had to rely on second party accounts of what happened and what was the mood of the meeting. Now I know. Because I witnessed it as it happened and was able to hear the side comments, the casual chatter, the jokes and the groans. I could see the faces of the people there and read their emotions for myself.

I'm certain there were those present at the meeting who felt as Ms. Sherrod reports. But I didn't see them, nor did I hear them. What I saw was unity, a sense of purpose and at the end a feeling of accomplishment and of peace.

I've been told that the videos will be posted later. Check them out for yourself when they are.

Monday, July 30, 2007

ACN Council


The stuff that's being said is fascinating. I'm not exactly sure what's going to come of it, but I suspect something will. Funnily enough this is ecumenicism in action as opposed to the 'God talk' that the ECUSA engages in.