Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today at the Cafe: He is Risen!

It is such good news and this past weekend we remembered why.

Happy Earth Day!

Around here at the Cafe, when it's Earth Day it is John Denver Appreciation Day. Can't really think of anyone who had more influence on a particular generation then John Denver (1943-1997). And that's the way it is.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Ask the Archbishop: Justin Welby Live

Watch as the Archbishop of Canterbury takes questions live on LBC in London.  There are a few surprises!  This is the unedited version:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blast from the past: Charity

One of the very first songs I learned as I became a Christian in the San Diego Coffeehouse all those years ago (location above) was called Charity, based on the 13th chapter of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains, but have not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up;
doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth. But whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see through a glass, darkly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then shall I know, even as also I am known.

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; 
but the greatest of these is charity.

I Corinthians 13.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

J. John interviews Justin Welby

The Rev. Canon J. John of the Philo Trust interviews Archbishop Justin Welby.  Watch it all:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning ...

“We have pursued this legal process out of the conviction that it is one of the ministries that God has entrusted to our church. We continued in our desire to be faithful to God’s calling to see it through to the end. We are grateful that our nation’s civil justice system allows us this recourse, and we thank the Supreme Court for its consideration of our petition. Although we hoped and prayed for a different outcome, we know that God is good, loving, and faithful. We have seen this on vibrant display in so many ways in our church life during these years, and we will continue to trust that he has even better things for us.”  -The Rev. Dr. John W. Yates, Rector, The Falls Church Anglican (Falls Church, VA).

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby installs ACNA Rector Tory Baucum as a Six Preacher at Canterbury Cathedral

The Rev. Dr. Tory Baucum (Rector, Truro Anglican Church, Fairfax, VA) was installed today as a Six Preacher of Canterbury Cathedral by Archbishop Justin Welby.  The Anglican Church in North America's Archbishop Robert Duncan also attended the installation in Canterbury, England, today.

Monday, March 10, 2014

U.S. Supreme will not hear The Falls Church Anglican's appeal

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court denied The Falls Church Anglican's petition. It was reposted repeatedly by the court since December until the decision was released today to deny hearing the appeal. The Falls Church Anglican released this statement:

We received word today that the United States Supreme Court has denied our church's petition for certiorari and declined to hear our case. This means that the long legal process in which our church has been involved since we were sued by The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in 2007 has come to its end. 
We have pursued this legal process out of the conviction that it is one of the ministries that God has entrusted to our church and out of our desire to be faithful to God's calling to see it through to the end. We are grateful that our nation's civil justice system allows us this recourse and we thank the Supreme Court for its consideration of our petition.

Kevin Kallsen is interviewing Allan Haley of the Anglican Curmudgeon and will have that video up in a few moments.

UPDATE: Here is Kevin's interview:

More commentary here at Anglican Curmudgeon.

The bishop of Virginia, Shannon Johnston, released this statement:

"We are most gratified by the Supreme Court's ruling. We look forward to the possibilities that the months ahead will bring, and continue to keep those affected by the litigation in our prayers."

Late Night at the Cafe: Jack Benny & Peter, Paul & Mary