Thursday, July 06, 2006


Ok. Here's a paradox I have been observing for some years. Why is it that Anglican clergy who are theologically conservative are quite often creative and innovative with liturgy/forms of worship, whereas those who are liberal tend to be conservative or traditional in their forms of worship?

I have often met guys who do a communion/eucharist/mass with full vestments, all the rituals, New English Hymnal, etc but have very radical theology. If you can be radical in one area, why not in others? Hmmm. Maybe we all need security in something - either theology or liturgy.

I just think it's quite an exciting thought - contemporary worship combined with an open theology. I guess some of the Alt. worship people out there are the closest to achieving that.

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