>A smart blog for my churchy friends (‘specially the ‘piscopals)

>I thought I’d introduce you all to and give a big blogospheric welcome to Last Protestant Dinosaur, a blog by the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel. When I finally get around to doing my “Thinking Blogger Award” post, Jarrett’s blog is going on my list of award winners. He’s got a bit of a John Donne for the blogging age quality to him. He only just started, so there’s time to catch up on all of his thoughtful, theological posts. My favorite so far is the one on his problems with the theology of the crucifixion and atonement (though he really needs in the future to avoid using the phrase “imperial Roman church” — good god, is this 1607 instead of 2007?!). And those of you who are specifically members of the Episcopal church, as he is, may appreciate his musing on the possibility of mainline church survival in this essay.

Anyway, I know a number of you would be interested in Jarrett’s blog, and I know Jarrett needs more of an audience and a community and a conversation, so I’m spreading the word (heh). Plus, he’s a friend and, despite his occasional use of Reformation-era turns of phrase, he’s a truly good man.

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