This is the blog of Gawain de Leeuw, Catholic Priest in the Anglican and Episcopalian Tradition serving a historically low-as-a-snake-belly church in the city of White Plains: St. Bartholomew’s, a lively pastoral sized congregation continuing to provide a steady witness to its community. “Padremambo” was coined by a friend in the salsa dancing community.
The Divine Latitude alludes to the disposition of “latitudinarianism.” It is a sensible, pragmatic theological position. My perspective on the atonement is Girardian. I have a orthodox understanding of the trinity, but have an Anglican understanding of efficiency. Like most Episcopalians, my theological orientation pastorally sensitive, pragmatic, efficient, and polite. I see the world as driven and maintained by rituals and liturgy.
Whiskey drinker, cigar smoker.
I believe in a commercial economy, but also that markets are clumsy and the public has an interest in taxing greed. My social politics are instinctively liberal, but I get angry about mass incarceration and the war on drugs. I remain critical of the assumptions within classical liberalism.
When choosing between Marx, Nietzsche, Freud or Jesus, Jesus wins.