After all, the fellowship of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ meeting regularly and locally is the most significant gathering of people anywhere in the world. As the Apostle Paul put it in Ephesians 3, the church is the people through whom 'the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places' (v10 - RSV). It is therefore an astonishing privilege to belong to it and to serve it, a privilege purchased by the precious blood of Christ.
Your curate likes to think he is not riding off into the sunset on his hobby horse. God willing, he will have time for occasional confessing Anglican writing in other media. The blog remains up but cc is not posting any more,
He leaves the youth group with the Book of Common Prayer Collect concerning the conversion of Paul, which the Church of England commemorates today. It surely serves as an urgent prayer for Britain's churches:
O God, who through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may shew forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord.This piece about the Apostle Paul appeared on The Conservative Woman.