Saturday, 26 May 2012

opinion for Pentecost

The Dirty Sexy Ministry blog tells us What Priests Want You to Know.
And Ben Reed tells us 10 Things You Forget About Pastors.

Sam Charles Norton asks What is to be done?
[The Guardian article referred to is here.]

Tim Suttle at The Huffington Post asked several theologians What Is the Chief Political Concern of the Bible? and gives us their answers.

Paul Vallely writes in the Church Times about How to find Paradise on the ground.

Episcopal Café has two articles about the Ascension.
Ascension’s real message by George Clifford
Ascension to the Right Hand of God? Where? by Donald Schell

Posted by Peter Owen on Saturday, 26 May 2012 at 8:45pm BST | TrackBack
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Ben Reed's article seems just a wee bit out of place for Thinking Anglicans like myself. Mind you, his article here does reflect the Baptist Church emphasis - 50 % of the pastor's work load. One does wonder about the sacramental part of this ministry.

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Sunday, 27 May 2012 at 1:28am BST

"If we mess up…God is upset with us. "

Hm, not entirely sure this person has reflected on the Incarnation......

Posted by: david rowett on Sunday, 27 May 2012 at 5:40pm BST

Missing from my previous comment - on Ben Reed's article - the word 'preaching' being 50% of a Baptist's ministry. This leaves little time for pastoral and sacramental ministry.

Posted by: Father Ron Smith on Sunday, 27 May 2012 at 10:55pm BST

The thing I found troubling about Reed's article was the idea that he (and other Baptist ministers) work for God, while the rest of us work for our human employers.

Posted by: Bill Dilworth on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 11:09am BST
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