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.

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, and an honest engagement with the past.

I drink Oban, Nolets, and smoke the occasional Romeo and Juliet Churchill.

I used to blog as John Wilkins, the Salty Vicar.

Ulysses S. Grant was an underrated president.

Classical liberalism is a pleasing idea, a useful benchmark, but a mistake.

Chop Wood, Carry Water.

5 comments on “About

  1. irishanglican says:

    We are antithetical somewhat, but I am both Irish, and was raised R. Catholic in Dublin Ireland; also I was a Royal Marine (just 60 in Oct.) I had a stop along the way with the English Benedictines in my 20’s. (Maybe my lasting interior formation?) And I am reading Scott Hahn’s new book: Covenant and Communion, The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI. I read from Barth to Bulgakov! lol But Newman has saved my way more than once. I have even had a “spell” with Calvin and the Reformed. Love Calvin still somewhat, but I am getting over the Reformed (classic at least). I might go back to Rome with their new offer?
    Nice to chat a bit..
    Fr. Robert (English Anglican)

  2. Funny–I grew up Baptist in Rochester, NY area, but now I’m seeking out information about Anglican/Episcopal churches and trying to figure out their theology and doctrine. After having been Baptist for so long, it’s kind of a mystery to me.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Informative and coy; you’re here in the delicious, tumultuous, artsy Diocese of NY as well then… perhaps we’ll meet someday. Perhaps we already have and loathe each other. Unimportant, that, as I’m inclined to be latitudinarian as well. Keep up the good work.

  4. Very very funny! Also true…

  5. I’m writing to invite you to join the new Bible Gateway Blogger Grid (BG²). If you’d like details, email me. Thanks.

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