I started blogging after being elected as a deputy to General Convention and began writing things to the Houses of Bishops and Deputies listserv, trying to reason and understand the leadership of my church. The rest, as they say, is history.

Why the name? Well, it is a double entrendre:

descant: a melody or counterpoint sung above the plainsong of the tenor; discourse or comment on a theme.

Oh, and the picture on the header is of the war memorial cross at the University of the South, my undergraduate alma mater.

10 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 Alice C. Linsley November 28, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    I like this header, Brad! Go reminder to keep the Cross central.

  2. 2 Fr. George Walker December 3, 2007 at 11:44 am

    Brad: Congratulations on the new site…I like the clean look of the format. G+

  3. 3 Steve March 2, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about your website. Hacker’s did not do this. The media has turned “any malicious attack on a computer or network” to the result of a hacker. Hackers do not maliciously circumvent computers or steal personal information.
    A definition of a hacker is: “a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm; “true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers”. -Hackers use every situation as a LEARNING experience to progress their knowledge in computers, not to steal things.
    I believe the person who attacked your network is a Computer Cracker. The definition of a Computer Cracker is: “a programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things; “crackers are often mistakenly called hackers” – These are the people that steal your identity, phish your online banking accounts, delete your servers, deface websites, crack your email accounts, hack your databases full of e-mails to spam, or sell them. They also have a profound lack of correct grammar haha.

    I am a hacker, and “lawlessness” is not our trademark. I am very sorry that something like this happened. A good idea is to hire Penetration testers to test the security of your website and/or network. Make sure that they are respectable, professional, and experienced. Hope this helps for the future.

    -Steve

  4. 4 Sarah June 1, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    i love you daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xoxox SARAH

  5. 5 Patrick Warern October 17, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I am TOTLly thrown off now. This may not be good for me to hear this now and I have build up a very storng relationship with Google and adobe. Within the past 1 1/2 hours I complaing that my computer was literally falling aprt aw we spoke. The secreen sounded like it was about to explode and the computer was makeing very starnge noise. BOth Google and adobe sent my to HP who has been perfoming test for past hr and my MAC it leterally transforming before my eys. Scren and Mac BOok. ARe you intmenting that all corp. will do this are just a few. I KNOW that APPLE does. I just complted a 5 month persaona investigation to the FBI of Apple invading on al of our personal privcty

    OPleae advise
    sorry for he spellingPat

  6. 6 frgavin November 24, 2008 at 3:44 am

    HI Drell

    I noted that you visited my site our for some reason there was a link to your blog from the fellowship of confessing anglicans southern africa.

    Thanks for the writings, I have a suspicion that there is a world of people like you sitting in anglican pews all over the world. Your clear thinking and choice of material on the blog is inspiring.

    thanks and blessings
    fr gavin
    frgavin@gmail.com

  7. 7 Walt Rice August 18, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Do you have any information regarding any church in the Knoxville, TN area?

    tnx,

  8. 8 Fr Micah Snell June 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Is there any way the post below can be taken down or I can be untagged from it? Given that it’s no longer newsworthy and this blog does not appear to be active, I wouldn’t mind letting this go away as the #2 Google hit for my name.

    https://descant.wordpress.com/2007/11/14/micah-snell-and-what-happened-in-the-diocese-of-los-angeles-with-his-ordination-process/

  9. 9 steve williams November 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    i read a posting about chuck colson dated aug 12, 2008, and at the end it had a 45 second u-tube video that was very sexually suggestive of a movie or something called “unzip x” dated nov. 2011. i thought this was not probably a part of the original posting butn that someone may have attached it without your authorization. steve williams

  10. 10 Jesus M. Huertas July 5, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Grretings my friend. Good to find you on the web.


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