Almost 70 new links added to sidebar

We’ve just added a huge slew of links (nearly 70) to Anglican / Episcopal blogs on “both sides of the aisle” or debate. We’ve used Kendall’s “labels” reasserters & reappraisers as easy shorthand since that is understood by most regulars on the blogs. Of course there are nuances. (We could make a separate category for poor Fr. Greg Jones, the Anglican Centrist, perhaps?! 😉 )

These are by no means all the blogs on either side, but they are those which we’ve linked to with some regularity, and / or which provide good sources of news or commentary and thoughtful discussion. (We also tried to focus on those which are updated frequently, although there are a few exceptions to that on the list.)

Feel free to let us know what we’ve missed, and also if you find any broken links.

You can view the entire list of links on the sidebar here in a larger format that may be easier to read and use.

We’ll be working to add links to excellent non-Anglican sites and resources in the coming days. Stay tuned.


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21 comments on “Almost 70 new links added to sidebar

  1. Sherri says:

    For some reason, today and yesterday I’ve been getting the side bar before I get the main blog instead of together. I have to scroll down a ways to get to the posts.

    Thanks for letting us know. Hadn’t seen that here, but it’s very possible that we’ve made a coding error, or that it’s a problem with how text on the sidebar is wrapping or not wrapping (i.e. a link’s too long.) We’ll try to find the problem.

  2. Newbie Anglican says:

    Thanks for adding me. 🙂

  3. Words Matter says:

    The offset occurs on my browser (IE) when the text size set larger. At the “smaller” setting, it’s all together. Of course, I can’t read it, but it looks lovely. 🙂

  4. The_Elves says:

    #3, thanks. DUH. We’ve been working exclusively in Firefox the past few days. Stupid us. Forgetting one of the basic rules of webdesign — making sure it works on other browsers.

    Too tired tonight, but will play with it tomorrow. If anyone else is having a display problem, let us know what browser you’re using. Thanks.

    As for not being able to read the small print, at least for the sidebar, you can see a bigger font version here
    (it is a working T19 link even though the name Stand Firm appears. Just one more glitch to fix. sigh)

  5. The_Elves says:

    Oh YIKES. The sidebar display looks pretty awful in Internet Explorer 7. Ouch. Nothing like how it looks in Firefox. The font sizes are just screwy.

    Lots of work to do tomorrow, I guess.

  6. Ad Orientem says:

    If your including no Anglican sites at some point I probably don’t need to mention this obvious site… but I will plug it anyways.

  7. Ad Orientem says:

    ooops no should be non*

  8. The_Elves says:

    Ad O. Yes, Pontifications, (who like us is at a new home,) is on the top of the list for non-Anglican sites, along with Fr. Stephen Freeman’s blog: Glory to God for all things, which so many of us have Fr. Al to thank for helping us discover.

  9. GadgetVicar says:

    Hi, Elvish Ones,

    Under ‘Blogging Bishops’, you list ‘Ireland:David Chillingworth’.
    He is in fact Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane in Scotland (although he is Irish!). It’s confusing, I know……


    GadgetVicar (

  10. The_Elves says:

    Thanks Gadget Vicar. And goodness, how did we miss your blog in the lihks. It’s in our bloglines feed and one we read regularly! You can tell this elf is very wiped out by both mistakes.

    We especially want to add more international Anglican blogs. So let us know about other good sites in the UK and beyond.

  11. William P. Sulik says:

    Hi Elves –

    This is shaping up very nicely.

    I’d recommend the following blogs:

    Reasserters: (Member of Truro Church)

    For the Non-Anglican links:

    If you do a separate section for Catholic Bloggers, (and cross-Catholic, I guess):

    These are just for your consideration. Keep up the good work.

  12. William P. Sulik says:

    Oh, and the way the reappraisers keep throwing out anyone not to the left of them, Fr. Jones (Anglican “Centrist”) may soon find himself to be an Episcopalian Rightist.


  13. The_Elves says:

    Hi William.
    Wasn’t sure Uncle Dino would be continuing to blog regularly. (I’d not seen anything in my bloglines feed in awhile, but now I realize he did return from his Lent hiatus and was bloggin in May. I’ll add him.).

    Geoff Chapman’s blog hasn’t been updated since May 2006 as best I can tell. Oh Geoff+ if you’re out there, we’d love to see more blog entries from you! 😉

    Will check out Mirror of Justice, which I’d not seen before and ask Kendall what he thinks (we are running these links by him, not just doing it on our own)

    Thanks for the ideas. Always welcome!

  14. The_Elves says:

    BTW, we found one link that’s not working. Peter Ould’s blog is not loading for us, even though it was fine a week ago. He’s been away celebrating his first anniversary… Hopefully on his return all will be well.

  15. Peter says:

    Thanks for adding me too! You might want to add a temporary category for the Canadian GS? E.g., sites like and Just a thought, I’m sure you were just waiting for more stuff to do…..

  16. The_Elves says:

    Peter, we’ll definitely be featuring GS links. (And already have, in fact).

    Not sure if we should put them in the sidebar. (The coding of the sidebar is a hassle, and so temporary sections are not as easy to do as in wordpress, for instance. Or, it it is as easy as WordPress, we just havent’ figured it out yet. This is called sidebar design by brute force at the moment.)

  17. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Other Anglicans:
    Anglican Church League, Sydney – what the ozzies are up to and usually ahead on what the rest are up to as well

    This site has the most enormous collection of resources and links; you can read King Kamehameha IV’s preface to the first Hawaiian BCP if you want under the resources section (note independent but with links with Thinking Anglicans).

    And for humour:
    Ship of Fools:
    Cartoon Church:
    Diocese of Wenchoster:

  18. Peter says:

    I was just thinking that as this site is as prolific as it is (does Kendall ever sleep, or are you guys in fact undead… on a tangent here 😉 ) that any page with links soon goes off the bottom of the page and out of memory. Hence, a temporary sidebar category?

    Anyway, I thought you’d be short of things to do…ahem….

  19. The_Elves says:

    #17. Some good links there, including a few we’d not thought of.
    We do have a few more Anglican links to post (Anglicans Online, etc.) that we still have to figure out how to categorize. “Misc. Anglican links” sounds so lame, but that’s what the working title is!! Ideas welcome.

    #18, We can do sticky posts here. So, for example we could keep a post with General Synod links and “breaking headlines from Canada” or something up at the top of the blog. As, for instance, we have done with important Blog Admin posts routinely in the past week. Posts can be made sticky for 1 day or several days.

    Don’t know about Kendall’s sleep of late, but we’re definitely on the sleep-deprived end of things. Are glad that much of the heavy work of blog design is now done and the site is very functional if not necessarily quite as aesthetically perfect as we’d like. (We’ve also got some HTML validation issues to resolve. Or so Greg tells us. Aarrggghh. But that’s what happens when you give a near-newbie such responsibility for blog design & coding!)


  20. Ross says:

    How about Fr. Jake’s blog ( under “Reappraising Blogs”?

  21. The_Elves says:

    Kendall says has been very frustrated by Fr. Jake’s blog of late and asked us to keep it off the list for now. I imagine it will get on the list eventually. But at this point, we go with what Kendall says. He reviewed the links list before we posted them last night and made some changes to what we’d put together.