Saturday, 18 May 2013

Hope for the church


"I am more positive and hopeful now than I have ever been about the church and its future. Our society may be secular, but people are looking for answers to deep questions about life and they want to experience spirituality...

....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

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