In the saber rattling department:
Nigeria has elected four new intercontinental ballistic bishops to launch at Apostate America (two notes: the new bishops-elect are un-named at the moment -- any guesses? and do check out Mark Harris's commentary du jour).
Meanwhile Matt Kennedy has more ultimatums for the Archbishop of Canterbury: "If the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Primate’s Standing Committee (PSC) do not come to “make a deal” or, as Bishop Jenkins says, to “find a way forward together” but rather they come prepared to lay down, once more, the Dar line, then perhaps the Communion can be saved."
And finally there is a sound of exultation and victory in the titusonenine tents at the news that the California Supreme Court will grant a petition hearing on the pending parish property litigation. (It ain't over til it's over, folks!)
But -- lest you conclude that gloom and doom prevail, fear not -- there are actually ARE people excited about this church, the Gospel and the Good News that we are called to proclaim -- hopeful and joyful and sharing that hope and joy in wonderful and creative ways. Check these two great examples:
For starters, read Anne Peterson's moving "Coming Home to God's Love" in this week's All Saints "Saints Alive" and then watch Phyllis Tickle on Trinity Television and, finally, remember:
This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!