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My name is Will and I live in Birmingham, Alabama, and attend an Anglican church nearby. By conviction and training I tend to look at things from an evangelical, Reformed Anglican perspective.

I can be contacted via the contact form if you need to get in touch with me.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. rob k permalink
    March 18, 2007 6:19 pm

    Hello, Will – Looks like I found you again. Hope you and yours are well. And I hope that more interesting sujbects come up.

  2. August 17, 2007 11:04 am


  3. November 8, 2007 2:56 pm

    Dear Will,

    Could you help me with Revd. Chris Hancock’s email address? I have known him since 1996 when he was at Holy Trinity Cambridge. Thanks a lot, Corneliu

  4. November 8, 2007 4:13 pm

    Hi Corneliu,

    I have sent the Falls Church an email asking if they can help you get in touch with Dr. Hancock. Hopefully they have someone who knows his email address.

  5. March 23, 2008 2:31 pm

    Dear Will,

    I enjoyed your article, and left some comments for you on baptism. Let me say that I think the true church met on Saturday night ( first day of the week according to Jewish reckoning), for the main purpose of partaking of the Lord’s Supper. They were not Protestant, Jewish, or Catholic, but would be what I call as un-denominational. There were no denominations in the first Century, although there were men trying to preach different doctrines than what Paul had given them.

    I believe they had a Preacher, Minister, or Evangelist, and they could have had Elders ( Bishops or Presbyter, or Overseers), and Deacons, and members of the body or church. They had different names which were all scriptural such as the church of Christ, body of Christ, church of God, household of Faith, or simply the church. They met in homes quite often as seen in the writings of Paul. They were autonomous, and had no headquarters, or mother church.

    If one were baptized for the remission of sins, they were added to the church as seen in Acts 2 etc.. I believe that while the Apostles were alive, they had the full power of the Holy Spirit as witnessed by the laying on of hands. Philip can be seen in Acts 6,7,8 performing miracles, but he could not transfer this gift, so he had to have Peter and John come up from Jerusalem to transfer it. So, the full power of the Holy Spirit did not exist after the death of John, and those he had layed hands on, ending somewhere in the second Century.

    No one that I know of has ever seen anyone raised from the dead in our times, and if it had been done they would surely make CNN, and Larry King, and all of the other news shows world-wide. Many of Benny Hinns so called miracles have been followed up, and found to be of no avail. This doesn’t mean that I believe God doesn’t perform miracles today, but He does it through prayer, intervention, and people. These miracle are no less important, no matter how they are done.

    Please read and find out more about the true church. Blessings to all,

    Brother Paul

    • Gail Joule permalink
      February 24, 2010 8:05 pm

      Are you our Paul from Paraguay?

  6. Richard permalink
    July 6, 2008 8:44 am

    Interesting blog you have here!

  7. September 10, 2008 7:57 pm

    Haven’t heard nor thought of “Prydain” since reading (and loving) The Chronicles of Prydain in…junior high, I think. Thanks for the memory tickle!

    Found your blog via a link on Uncommon Knowledge today…

  8. Mark Nielsen permalink
    December 25, 2008 4:52 am

    I too got here via the Prydain reference, not the religious topics, though I do enjoy the links and info on Anglicanism. Do you say up here somewhere why you chose this name for the blog? Was Lloyd Alexander known to be an Anglican or Christian apologist, in addition to being an excellent writer for pre-teens and teens? Just curious. Keep up the good work.

  9. December 25, 2008 9:58 am


    As far as I know, Lloyd Alexander was not known for Christian apologetics. He was simply, as you say, an excellent writer for pre-teens and teens–and for that matter, adults! But to further answer your question, I had just happened to have re-read the “Prydain” series when I was thinking about a name for the blog, and since I really liked the series, I went with that name. It is my understanding that the name “Prydain” can be applied to Wales in general; I suppose that although I am Scots by ancestry, I have always respected Wales, and that also factored in to my thinking.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  11. May 31, 2009 3:00 am


    Wow, that plugin REALLY works. Thanks so much – I will give you credit for this in a post!

  12. July 11, 2009 10:18 pm

    Hi Will.

    Rick here. I am just checking out your related blog. I do hope to get back to pick up more infomation on your slant.

  13. September 1, 2009 11:21 am

    Hi Will,
    Glad to see you hale from AL and not from CA. The other “Will” that posts on TownHall has given all “Will”s a bad name :-) I too miss the “Return of Scipio” hopefully it will be a short delay. Your blog looks interesting so I will add you to my reading list.

  14. November 29, 2009 1:01 pm


    Just stumbled onto your blog while viewing other Anglican sites. Thought you might enjoy some Christ-centered quotes from one of Anglican’s former Bishops, John Charles Ryle @ J.C. Ryle Quotes.

    Keep up the insightful posts.

    Soli Deo Gloria!

    ~ Erik

    • November 29, 2009 5:20 pm


      Thanks for the comment and for that link. I am in the process of looking it over!

      May God bless you and yours.

  15. April 30, 2010 6:38 pm

    Your blog is now included in my blogroll. Thanks for the link exchange..

  16. Steve Olson permalink
    July 15, 2010 1:23 pm

    I ran across your website by accident, and I am glad I did, I will be checking back often. I have been a pastor for 29 years and have noticed in our denomination and over emphasis on baptism as of late. I am a United Methodist. I appreciated your putting up these views of baptism. At our last annual conference we had a service of remembering our baptism. Myself and several others did not participate. We believe if we want to remember God’s grace in our live it is at the Lord’s table where we remember our new life in Christ.

    • July 15, 2010 5:11 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I think I’d agree with what you have written; a “service of remembering our baptism” to me would not have a great deal of Scriptural foundation. I’d say Holy Communion would be a more fitting place to remember and give thanks for our baptism.

      If things come up that you want to discuss, leave a comment, or send me an email at

  17. R.Keith Smith permalink
    August 21, 2010 7:35 pm

    Sorry – this is not a “spiritual” message but rather a genealogical one. My paternal grandfather,born in the Ottawa area in 1859, was Robert Klock Smith. He farmed at Oak Lake, Manitoba and died the year I was born – 1931 . I am pretty sure we must be related as “RK’s” mother’s maiden name was Klock and she was married to my great-grandfather Thomas Smith.
    My wife Joy and I retired to Vancouver Island from Manitoba in 1998 and we live in Qualicum Beach. That’s not that far from you if, in fact, you live and work in Courtenay. We plan to go camping on Cortez Island next week for a couple of days and will be passing through Courtenay. Any chance of getting together?

    Keith Smith

  18. September 21, 2010 1:37 am

    Hi, nice to meet you !

  19. Virginia Tschanz permalink
    July 12, 2012 5:05 pm

    Irene’s computer is down and may need to be replaced. She cannot receive email – possibly for a week or more.

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