While the blogosphere is working itself up into a pre-Lambeth peak of excitement .. hereabouts we’re doing a bit of light pruning in the Lord’s vineyard.
The Clergy Conference is nearly planned for next January – looking at worship and how it might meet the challenge in the Nine Marks … worship which transforms and renews. And I’ve been down in Alloa this evening helping them to explore how a congregation which has developed a strong collaborative ministry ethos might grow and develop without losing that.
It would be wrong to suggest that the big issues of Lambeth simply aren’t relevant to the kind of church which will develop at local level. But I find at that local level an absence of passion about the issue. Concern and interest – yes. But passion – no