Sunday, 2 August 2009

Tasty Tips!

A tip if you feel like a light meal: jazz up the scrambled eggs! I wasn't especially hungry tonight, so I thought that scrambled eggs on toast with a little bacon would do nicely. But scrambled eggs are (no disrespect) bland and horridly Vicarage before bedtime-ish. So some garlic was shot into the mix and the late discovery of a small daud (a technical measurement in Scottish cooking - The Ed) of Roule in a Tupperware led to positively Gallic scrambled ouefs for supper. Vive la cuisine! Well, I recall reading about something similar in a Lionel Blue recipe book, so I'll tip a hat to the good Rabbi! Obviously, he skipped the bacon!

Incidentally, the Yanks really have decided the Moratorium is over: in the Episcopal elections in Minnesota and LA the slates include LGBT candidates. Of course, the respective electorates may decide to desist from electing those candidates (or simply and reasonably decide that the individuals nominated are not the best available candidates for the post) and delay the inevitable rumpus in the Anglican Communion. But part of me hopes not. That'll be the "lets get this sorted once and for all" bit. Once we know who we're in a relationship with vis a vis the Anglican Communion we can simply get on with it and let the assorted factions play in the sand if they so wish or get on with being the Body of Christ they are called to be. I hate the thought of split and division, but this really has gone on quite long enough and the time to decide where we are going (US or Lagos) is approaching. I'll pick the one I don't need jags to go to thanks!


  1. Fr. Dougal,
    I agree. Once one side has no room for compromise or coexistence, then separation is inevitable. It is very sad but seems to be in the nature of churches to do this. The early centuries of the Church was not much different, I think.
    David Costa

  2. The early Church was indeed like this. Divisions reinforced by an understanding of an exclusive truth. The historically Orthodox were always seeking as broad and embracing an understanding as possible, provided that it never sought to deny the fundementally generous nature of the salvation offered by, in and through Christ.

  3. I think that the "generous" nature of salvation in and through Jesus is part of the problem also. I wonder if those who find so many reasons to condemn others to a horrible eternity understand salvation as a gift given to all. We ought to be careful how we judge, since Jesus Himself said that we ought NOT to judge.

  4. Good point, but I long ago thought predestination was a sick theory and went all Arminian, the great Michael Ramsey having said he fully expected to meet atheists in heaven. Judgement - that'll be God's job, not mine. I'm in advertising, not admissions!