Cranmer’s Pulpit No XIII
July was a record month for Cranmer, with 27,791 unique visitors and 30,457 page views. He thanks his readers and communicants for their faithfulness and loyalty. His Grace has been blogging continuously since he was resurrected in April in the year of Our Lord 2006, since which time he has racked up over half a million hits from 192 nations across seven continents of the world. Ashes do not ordinarily require periods of recuperation or repose, but, in truth, His Grace is weary, and he must seek the tranquillity of a quiescent state. His spirit is willing, but his ash is weak.
In the stillness of the coming days, he shall lie down and rest in order to prayerfully reflect upon his future, and what form, if any, this might take. Having no corporeal state, he shall not be indulging in the pleasures of the flesh, but considering spiritual and material ways and means.
In the meantime, in perpetual commemoration of the spiritual liberation afforded by his own pulpit experience with the Provost of Eton, Dr Henry Cole, His Grace is pleased to offer this ‘Cranmer’s Pulpit’ to his communicants for the raising of whatever religio-political or politico-religious concerns they do so wish (intelligently and eruditely, of course).
He would also like to point out that that next month sees the publication of the 2008-9 Guide to Political Blogging in the UK. Cranmer cannot compete with the big beasts and never intended to. Blogging is their full-time occupation and principal means of remuneration. And neither will he compete with the likes of Sky who are offering free pornography to those who vote for its own political blog. Such manipulative strategies undermine the integrity of Mr Dale's blogging lists, which are already subject to a certain subjectivity and bias.
If readers or communicants wish to vote, they are encouraged to send their Top 10 political blogs to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday August 15th. The conditions of entry are here.
Cranmer’s own top political blogs are essentially his regular reads, which are listed on the right alphabetically.
He wishes his readers and communicants well over these coming weeks, and humbly seeks your prayers and intercessions as he communes with himself and the Lord, contending with the world, the