Saturday, 18 May 2013
Hope for the church
....secularisation is merciless in its effect on churches. It will erode to vanishing point churches which operate in traditional ways and cannot adapt. It challenges the mindset of "as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be". But I believe that secularisation also presents a positive challenge for churches. It encourages us to develop church communities of new quality - disciples who are deeply engaged with their faith and not just of members who belong."
David Chillingworth, Primus of Scottish Episcopal Church
John Wesley was almost in despair. He did not have the faith to continue to preach. When death stared him in the face, he was fearful and ...