It marks a point on a journey.
A journey that involves a number of milestones, so that each one informs the traveler about his progress toward the goal of the journey.
And it is the journey (not the goal itself) that lends meaning to the milestones along the way.
This blog has never been about a goal of fame, or even notoriety. Its sole mission has been to speak the truth on the journey, come what may, further along, as a consequence.* (And to give you reasons -- not just assertions -- as to why it is the truth.)
It began with a very simple post on March 7, 2008 -- nearly six years ago. The philosophy (worldview) announced then has not changed. We ask here continually the questions:
1) What makes anyone "Anglican"?Everything published on this website (including the occasional "leavening") has been published with those questions continually in mind. They are questions which can never be buried, and which will never go away.
2) Does ECUSA's General Convention have the authority under ECUSA's Constitution to render ECUSA no longer Anglican (as defined in answer to #1)?
3) If not, does an Episcopalian who wishes to remain Anglican have any means by which to resist and/or fight what General Convention has done?
4) Specifically, what can confirmed Episcopalians do about (a) the apostate, but elected, leaders of ECUSA, and (b) the waste of ECUSA's resources being committed daily at 815 Second Avenue in New York City?
Thus it should be noted, in the context of the ongoing conflicts within ECUSA, and the larger Anglican Communion:
So you 1,000 -- to the extent you are Episcopalians -- I hope you will use what you find here to make a difference in the Church to which we both belong, and love. (Let me know in the comments if there are any topics I have neglected which might help you.)
- The previous post (about "Mere Anglicanism") was this site's one-thousand-and-first.
- Since the site began recording statistics (in July 2010), it has now received almost 1,100,000 page views.
- That works out approximately to 1,000 views per post.
And for the rest of you, I hope that the truth spoken here will, in some small way, make a difference for you, as well -- in whatever situation brings you here in the first place.
Non nobis, non nobis, Domine,
Sed nomini tuo da gloriam,
Sed nomini tuo da gloriam.
*As proof of this claim, let it be noted that I am publishing this 1,002nd post on Superbowl Sunday, during the game, when the blog's audience is guaranteed to be the lowest ever during the entire year.