January 5th, 2010

The Swoop

On the New Year

A FEW OF you have asked me my predictions for the upcoming year.*

Personal Predictions for 2010:
  • Some good things will happen.
  • Some bad things will happen.
  • Most of it will be forgettable.
Predictions for the Episcopal Church in 2010:
  • Someone "out there" (probably on one of the coasts) will do something "liberal": elect another openly homosexual Bishop, deny the dual nature of Christ or be entirely too "touchy-feely."
  • Everyone will react to this decision, either decrying it as an act of apostasy or as a "bold move of the Holy Spirit."
  • Recovering Evangelicals and disenchanted Romans will join.
  • Those wanting a solid stance on anything will go where they can share solid stances with those of like-minds.
  • The Eucharist will be given on Sundays.
  • The Daily Office will be said.
  • Babies will be baptized.
  • We will throw great parties.
Predictions for the US Government in 2010:
  • One party will do/say something about something.
  • The other party will overreact with childish histrionics not seen since Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Cable TV and Blogs will continue this ad nauseum.
IN OTHER WORDS, 2010 will be more of the same.

*This is a total lie. I use it here as a rhetorical device.