Flawed ministry

Jun 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Ministry

Twenty-six years ago, 27th June was a Tuesday. It was my first day as a rector of a parish.

One of the problems of being in a parish of ninety families with the same people being in church fifty-two Sundays of the year, as many of them were, was finding something fresh to say every Sunday. On one hand there was a danger of being bland and saying nothing, on the other there was the danger that, if one said anything challenging or provoking, someone would take offence and there would be …