Posted in Church, Faith, Fun, tagged Adrian Plass, Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, Archdeacon Robert, Bishops Got Talent, Church, Church of England, competition, Crown Nominations Committee, Ellie, Fun, game show, humour, Rev, Rowan Williams, St John on 16 March, 2012 |
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Since Rowan Williams stepped down this afternoon from the hardest job in the Church of England (or maybe not, parish life is just a microcosm of the Anglican Communion tbh), Twitter has been awash with suggestions of who will succeed him.
It was suggested that rather than the Crown Nominations Commission we could have a Bishops Got Talent show, with possible candidates competing for the post. This leads to the fun possibility of theme weeks:
- Sermon week
- Sitting through tedious civic occasions looking interested week
- Dealing with the media week (including a round of ‘explaining the basics of the Christian faith to most reporters and especially sub-editors’)
- Eyebrow styling week
- Mitre modelling week
It also led to speculation about who could be on the panel. They must obviously conform to the required stereotypes of benign expert/stroppy upstart/foxy chick/joker. First suggestions (who do not necessarily have to be alive or real) include:
- St John
- Archdeacon Robert (from Rev)
- Ellie (the Headteacher from Rev)
- Adrian Plass.
I’d love to hear your ideas for possible rounds and those you have for alternative panel members.
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Posted in Church, Faith, tagged Amazon, Anglican, Archbishop of Canterbury, book, C J Mahaney, Lent, Lent book, reading, Sovereign Grace music, The Cross Centered Life, Vicar's wife on 20 February, 2009 |
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The Archbishop of Canterbury has one, so why not me, eh? I’m such an Anglican!
Actually, the Curate has chosen a book to read be read by members of our new church over Lent. And I’m going to read along too, although I probably won’t be able to make the evening meetings when they discuss the book and go deeper, as I’ll be babysitting at the Vicarage.
The book he’s chosen is one we looked at last year at our current church during Lent. It’s called ‘The Cross Centered Life’ by C J Mahaney, an American pastor (hence the -er spelling of centre).
The book has the great advantage of being very short (only seven chapters and about 70 pages) and is a very easy read. I’m going to dig out my copy now, and shall be reading a chapter or so a week over Lent. Lent begins the day after Pancake Day, Tuesday 24th February.
Why not get a copy yourself and join me in the Vicarage kitchen as I drink a mug of tea, eat some flapjack and think through what I’ve been reading? I’ll be blogging my progress.
Amazon are currently supplying it for £5.59. A bargain for some great encouragement to keep focused on the central truth of Christian faith. Better order it now, as Amazon say that it can take 1-3 weeks to deliver.
There’s also a terrific cd from Sovereign Grace music which goes with the book.
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