Went and saw Justin Moffatt inducted as the 15th rector of Australia's oldest parish. Lots of challenges ahead, but he's a good to have in such a strategic place. Prayers...
...and I missed a chance to finally meet you in person! Nuts!
Good stuff! Justin's a terrific minister and a very humble man.
I came in a little late and was sitting near the door. I was wearing a coat and tie, so practically in disguise.I may have seen you - were you sitting on the left, wearing a dog collar?
My wife was there representing clan Barry. According to her it was a 'fine' institution and induction. I would've brought the kids but it might have spoiled the decorum!
Yup. I was following protocol - how few Sydney clergy did! Oh well! Also came late.
It was a great night. I blogged some thoughts on it too. And we were free to wear collars if we so desired. If I desired, and if I had one, I might have. But I didn't, I haven't, and I didn't. Michael
I stumbled across Justin Moffitt's blog once, and have now come across this. An insight into the things youngish Anglican men think about. Dog collar wearing - protocol? The comment instantly reminded me of why God always seemed to be a very insignificant part of the Sydney anglican church.
The comment instantly reminded me of why God always seemed to be a very insignificant part of the Sydney anglican church.Ignorance
Ignorance? How can you state that my comment is based on ignorance when you don't know who I am?
I can say it's ignorant because I've been a part of Sydney Anglicanism for a long time, and because I've been to many SA churches, and listened to many SA sermons. It is simply, categorically, untrue to say that God is "insignificant" to their religion! It is just outrageous.But go ahead, try and justify your case. Here's a challenge - there are thousands of SA sermons on the net, find just *one* where God is not prominent.
Louise,I don't think we've metIf dog wearing protocol was a serious concern then you'd be right to think we'd lost the plotBut I think you might have missed the tongue in cheek nature of my post If you'd been there for Justin's induction you would have seen that Jesus really was front and centre of the agenda. Michael
Michael, phew! But do you really say 'nuts'? Craig, I'll get back to you when I have time. However, as an aside, I did google you after reading your post to see who on earth you are (I discovered nothing much except that you are an effusive blog commentator) and came up with your comments regarding evangelism in the sydney diocesehttp://www.sydneyanglicans.net/forums/viewthread/2716/"the few who are doing it are doing it poorly" Can you really state that everybody who is engaged in evangelism in the sydney diocese is doing a bad job? By the way, significant and prominent do not mean the same thing.
Louise,I'd never say 'Nuts' Michael Jensen however... well, you'd need to ask himMichael (Kellahan)
Don't trouble yourself Louise, I don't think this dialogue is going anywhere productive...
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