Midnight Mass Sermon

Most years at around this time, the same story appears in the press. A couple of years ago, I had a call 2 days before Christmas. It was a Sunday paper ringing to “just ask a couple of questions”.

They were apparently ringing round a load of ordained people and asking them whether they believed in the Virgin Birth. There were 2 possible answers they were looking for – either yes, or no, as though either answer could possibly explain the subtlety of what people actually believe.

No doubt they have been ringing up a lot of clergy, who would have been delighted in this, one of the busiest weeks of the year to be answer questions about doctrine from journalists. [Read more…]