Habemus Altare
why do you dislike evensong?


1. I dislike evening prayer to begin with
2. It is way too long
3. I meant choral evensong mostly, which means limited participation
4. It is way too long
5. It is not compline and so I feel bad when I get bored and fall asleep
6. The only part I like is the magnificat

To the Eastern Christian, salvation is the literal reunion of man and creation in God through Christ. Salvation is the restoration of divine-human intimacy, the joy and love of interpersonal communion, and the healing of all creation.
Jordan Bajis, Common Ground: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity for the American Christian, Pg. 230 (via hislivingpoetry)

There really is no such thing as “Christian marriage” as the term is commonly used. “Christian marriage” is a vain, romantic, unbiblical conception. “Christian marriage” is a fiction. There is no more an institution of “Christian marriage” than there is a “Christian nation” or a “Christian lawyer” or a “Christian athlete.” Even where such terms are invoked as a matter of careless formulation and imprecise speech, they are symptoms of a desire to separate Christians from the common life of the world, whereas Christians are called into radical involvement in the common life of the world. To be sure, there are Christians who are athletes and those who practice law, and there are Christians who are citizens of this and the other nations. But none of these or similar activities or institutions are in any respect essentially Christian, nor can they be changed or reconstituted in order to become Christian. They are, on the contrary, realities of the fallen life of the world. They are inherently secular and worldly; they are subject to the power of death; they are aspects of the present, transient, perishing existence of the world.

It is the same with marriage. Marriage is a fallen estate. That does not mean that it is not an honorable estate, but only that it is a relationship subject to death. It is a relationship established in and appropriate for the present age, but not known or, more precisely, radically transcended and transfigured in both the Creation and the Eschaton - in both the beginning and the end of human history.

William Stringfellow, “Instead of Death.” (via locusimperium)
Appeals to tradition become deeply unhistorical when they treat doctrinal formulations, creeds, and confessions as if they were permanent features of the landscape, as natural as falling apples and the rising sun. To be deeply historical is to be open to the possibility of another Francis, another Luther, another homoousion. It is to be open to the idiosyncratic individual scholar. Newman was mistaken: To be deep in history is to be open to the possibility of Protestantism.
Peter Leithart
If we preach Christ, Anglicanism will flourish. If we preach Anglicanism, nothing will flourish.

Justin Welby (via bethmaynard)

Welby said something I like. :)

Stuck visiting a church treating today as “Independence Day Sunday” with a sermon praising the Christian worldview of the Founders that led to limited government

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…it struck me that Paul probably couldn’t get a job teaching at the seminary that taught me about Paul.
Peter Enns (via azspot)