Sunday, February 2, 2014

A Milestone? Perhaps

A milestone is a marker. But what, exactly, does it mark?

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"?

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?
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.

Thus it should be noted, in the context of the ongoing conflicts within ECUSA, and the larger Anglican Communion:
  • 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.
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.)

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.


  1. What is the "Superbowl?" A big baptismal font?

  2. Halftime is a great time to check out the blogs, and if Denver keeps playing like this, look for blog traffic to pick up soon.

  3. Thank you, Tregonsee, for making my point -- there is no necessary correlation between the readers of this blog and those who would prefer to watch the Superbowl, but there is a strong correlation between the readers of this blog and those who are not distracted by the Superbowl.

  4. We feel terribly foolish. The cuff of my jacket caught up in the keyboard, and deleted a short note. Concerning the football game, we were not terribly concerned but we did listen on the radio. It was apparent within the first three or four minutes that the Seattle defensive line was going to dominate the Denver offensive line. It was plain to see even on the radio, so to speak.
    We lost our telephone, television, and computer due to a vandalism of lines outside of our abode back last Thursday. We went up, finally, yesterday late. Four days...Time be it.
    This note is simply to advise that we have linked A Gringo in Rural Mexico to the Anglican Curmudgeon's previous article, because we think that it should be required reading for everyone with the remotest sense of Anglicism in his/her soul.
    We rarely, if ever disagree with our Leader's statements about anything, but in this case me thinks that substantially more than 1,000 souls are affected by his writings, his presence on the web, and his efforts. That goes without saying, actually....but I said it anyway.

    Forgive my clumsiness at the keyboard, and the peripheral nature of this comment.
    El Gringo Viejo
    We also suggest that

  5. Flashback. I sung Non Nobis as a boy soprano back in the '50's. (Now I make AC./DC sound angelic.)

  6. Two Facebook pages are devoted to traditional Anglicans worshiping in Episcopal churches: Anglican Evangelicals, and Evangelicals in the Episcopal Church. We never give up!