Comments: weekend opinions

Ref: New Life Church, Colorado Springs:

Does anyone see the oddness of writing about far larger more 'mainstream' constituencies than any of ours - and (which is more to the point) constituencies which are far more effective in securing social change, including drops in crime rate etc - as though they were eccentric curiosities?

It can only come from seeing the English way as the normal and right way, and anything else as an aberration. Is it coincidence that it's precisely English people who hold such a perspective?

Posted by Christopher Shell at Sunday, 12 June 2005 at 12:15pm BST

The article about New Life Church was written by Jeff Sharlet. He is not English. Harper's Magazine is not English. The Revealer website is not English.
Or did you mean I was odd for linking to something not about England? Or that Andrew Brown was odd for writing about it in the Church Times?

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Sunday, 12 June 2005 at 5:18pm BST

Yes, sorry - I should have made it clear that I was referring to Andrew Brown's piece.

One day someone will realise that there are millions of better masters to serve than the great god cynicism.

...I hope :o)

Posted by Christopher Shell at Sunday, 12 June 2005 at 5:37pm BST

I'm simply relieved that such things are not, and never will be 'mainstream'in the UK.

Oh, and hello to the people at 'Anglican Extreme' who are writing about me. Honoured, I'm sure!

Posted by Merseymike at Sunday, 12 June 2005 at 5:39pm BST

Mike: you wish!

Posted by kevin raphael at Sunday, 12 June 2005 at 8:23pm BST
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