An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
Authority, authority, authority is again the primary and critical missing issue. Put out a call and ask for our signatures...well, Touchstone has pretty much covered my reasoning for not signing.
So, just to beat some of you to the commenting punch: [whiny voice] "Jeez James, why do you have to pick on the protestants all the time, why not blog about something else...typical convert attitude!" [/whiny voice]
Another choice bit - wiping the tears from my eyes -
The grammar of this piece is an unmistakable sign that we are dealing not with the story of the God we recognize, but rather an outreach program of someone I prefer to call “Gawd,” the deity of the Egalitarians.