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The Pirates of Penance
Father Jake Stops the World ^ | 9/08/2005 | Fr. Jake

Posted on 09/09/2005 5:46:10 PM PDT by sionnsar

[To the Traditional Anglican ping list: Fr. Jake advertises himself as "an eccentric and sometimes heretical Episcopal priest," to which I will only question: "sometimes"? But it seems we're both fans of " Real Live Preacher": Gordon Atkinson, a Baptist preacher and blogger with a marvelous gift for writing. Click through and read some of his stories. Try "Main" -- "The Essays" -- "The Gospel According to Anna" for example. Or "Susan and the Cookie Man." As always, YMMV. --sionnsar]

Real Live Preacher has updated his site and added a few new features. One of them is a chat room. The connection between those who visit this room is that we have all been touched by RLP's writing.

It's an amazing place in many respects. Since we are communicating in real time, the divisions between us usually melt away. Few debates. Fewer arguments. Lots of silliness. And sometimes a level of sharing that is not possible on forums or blogs.

There's a group that visits this chat room daily. During one of the more busy evenings, the label "Pirates of Penance" was tossed out. It seems to have stuck. There's now a Real Live Pirates site.

RLP, who is near San Antonio, is gathering supplies for the evacuees from hurricane Katrina. Some of his readers expressed the desire to donate to this effort. Here's his response;

I will take your money and go straight to the store to buy baby supplies, food, or clothing for people that we are helping. Every cent will go to a family in need. As things progress, I'll keep you posted on what happens.

This is the way it will get done. One family at a time.
It is getting done.

Visit RLP's site and help with this effort. The Pirates of Penance want to offer an additional incentive to donate. Thanks to the efforts of Whatspider, you can get your very own Real Live Pirate t-shirt, with all profit going towards RLP's relief efforts.

So, avast ye landlubbers! Cease swingin the lead and get a shirt before ye are keel hauled. Arrrgh!


TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant

1 posted on 09/09/2005 5:46:10 PM PDT by sionnsar
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2 posted on 09/09/2005 5:47:13 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† || (To Libs:) You are failing to celebrate MY diversity! || Iran Azadi)
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