Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hatch, match and dispatch

Well, what is a vicar going to write about when time for creative thinking is short? There's some good stuff around the blogs and elsewhere about the three "occasional offices" that occupy so much of the parish clergy's time. (Not least a creative use for the by-products of cremation).

The question that seems to be surfacing is one of whether the C of E's Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals, popular though they still are, really offer any meaningful engagement with the Christian faith, or are they hopelessly churchy and out of touch with the language and thinking of the man and woman in the street?
(And, I suppose, does it matter if they are?). Posts will follow on each of the three. 

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