House of Deputies President opening remarks to Executive Council

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  1. driver8 says:

    If I’m right, God is mentioned once; Scripture not at all.

    Start as you mean to go on, so to say.

    PS “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken” is not an Oscar Wilde quotation.

  2. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Well, Damian Thompson has also been reading the Pew Forum report but comes to a different conclusion from Ms Gay: A day of judgment for liberal bishops
    [blockquote]Those youngsters who once went to church out of obligation are now spending Sunday mornings in the supermarket or the gym (body worship is a flourishing faith). That means that the only young people in the pews are true believers who really want to be there.

    If you’re a “go-ahead” bishop, vicar or diocesan bureaucrat, this is a scary development. You’ve spent your career reducing the hard truths of Christ’s teaching – such as the inevitability of the Last Judgment – to carbon-neutral platitudes. Suddenly, the 20-year-olds in your flock are saying: no thanks, we’ll take the hard truths. Eek![/blockquote]
    Why would a 20 year old forgo the gym on Sunday morning and a lie in to listen to someone expound some rubbish they have just made up?

    I have some other British sayings to encourage Ms Gay:
    ‘Start where you left off’ [when you were last on track]
    ‘Stick to the knitting’ [keep to the pattern you were given]

    and here’s one from a book we still use which Ms Gay may remember from her 1950’s childhood:
    [blockquote]7 Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

    8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

    9 Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.
    Hebrews 13[/blockquote]
    It is not rocket science – go back and get to know your Bible and preach accurately on it – if you build it, they will come – promise.