Comments: just thinking...

The last paragraph of this story is one of the most succinct and "spot-on" statements of what will, and won't, grow a church that I've had the pleasure of reading lately.

Dogmatic fundamentalism is a dead end. Sure, there will probably always be a small percentage of the population who wants that. But do you really want to fight over that small group with all the other denominations, or do you want to reach out to the majority and truly grow your church ?

Posted by David at Friday, 5 December 2003 at 7:05pm GMT

Spot on Ferdinand. Certainly my own reasons for moving from Rome to Anglicanism (North of the border) were no different from your prosperous Dubs. Ireland still has a strong Christian foundation - but the Roman Catholic Church has become a cold house for many of us.

For all Anglicanism frustrates me, after 7 years, I've still no regrets about making the switch.

Posted by Gerry Lynch at Friday, 19 December 2003 at 3:17am GMT

After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.

Posted by Smith Kelly at Friday, 21 May 2004 at 10:08am BST