Saturday, May 30, 2020

Our pusillanimous clerics …

… These bullying bishops aren't brave - UnHerd.

When I was at St Paul’s Cathedral, there was a phrase that was regularly bandied about that I came to absolutely hate: “reputational risk”. People would say things like “Be careful of this, it carries reputational risk.” You now hear it more and more in church circles. And I get so annoyed. Christianity is all about reputational risk. Indeed, it is absolutely supposed to court reputational risk. Jesus deliberately stood alongside those people who were a constant risk to his good name. If we don’t risk our reputations defending the unpopular, we might as well give up on the whole Christianity thing altogether.
God seems to be drawing the attention of he faithful to the Scribes and Pharisees among our churchmen.

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