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PZ’s Podcast: The Pipes of Pan, Removals Men Pts 1&2

Episode 69: The Pipes of Pan This is a thought on some words of Our Lord in St. Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 11, Verses 16-19. Christ observes that a communicator has to lay down any thought of convincing people, or getting them to agree with you. You can play the “Pipes of Pan” in the most […]

PZ’s Podcast: One Message or Two?, Altars by the Roadside, The Inward Voice (Pts. 1 & 2)

Since last we checked in, not two but four episodes of PZ’s podcast have been published! To download/listen, simply click on the title of each. Episode 65: One Message or Two? I seem to keep getting the question, ‘What is your message for non-disillusioned people?’ You may be on to something in relation to older, […]

A Sympathy That Predominates: Some Anglican Evangelicals in Literature

A companion piece to this week’s episodes of PZ’s Podcast, which deal with the Protestant (architectural) face of Anglicanism: There are few sympathetic portrayals in literature of Anglican or Episcopal clergy who are Evangelicals. Most novelists have described Anglican Evangelical clergy as self-righteous, puritanical, and hypocritical. The classic portrayals are ‘Mr. Slope’ in Trollope’s Barchester […]

Six Best Books on Clergy (That Are Also Sympathetic to Them)

Another year-end list from PZ: 1) Father Sergius by Leo Tolstoy. This is the grand-daddy of them all, in my opinion. Father Sergius begins his ministry, within the Russian Orthodox Church, with all the right ingredients: a broken disappointed heart, an excellent education, and an appealing personality. He then becomes a saint! (But for all […]

William Hale White Strikes Again

We’ve written about William Hale White before.  Each one of his six novels was written under a pseudonym, and not even his wife knew, until the end of her life, that he was the author of the celebrated “Mark Rutherford” novels.  He would go upstairs to his study each night after putting his wife to […]

Three Ways Of Feeling Disenfranchised By Orthodoxy: William Hale White, George Harrison and Jack Kerouac

Odds are, you missed this excellent little piece by Paul Zahl when it was published in the July 2009 issue of the Journal of the Mark Rutherford Society, Ed: Nick Wilde. We thought we’d reprint it here: The initial reason I became interested in the novels of “Mark Rutherford” (aka William Hale White) was because […]

An Unbeliveable Thing To Say

Yesterday I was reading a Times article. I almost fell out of my chair when I read this quote. “It is not possible for him to atone for all the damage he did,” the rabbi said, “and I don’t even think that there is a punishment that is commensurate with the crime, for the wreckage […]