This is the blog of Fr. Gawain de Leeuw, Episcopal Priest. “Padremambo” was coined by a friend in the salsa dancing community, of which I am a dutiful member. The Divine Latitude alludes to the disposition of “latitudinarianism.” It is a sensible, pragmatic theological position, even though it was once an insult.
As with other Episcopalians, my faith is trinitarian, pragmatic, efficient, and polite. Theology starts with prayer and people. The world is driven and maintained by rituals and liturgy, some of which need to be rethought.
I drink Oban, Nolets, and smoke the occasional Churchill.
Ulysses S. Grant was an underrated president.
Classical liberalism is a pleasing idea, a useful benchmark, but a mistake.
Chop Wood, Carry Water.