Monday, January 24, 2005

Vicar in TV Reality Show...

We have this from the Telegraph:
The Rev James McCaskill, 32, has been given a year to revive the fortunes of St Mary Magdalene in Lundwood, a former mining community near Barnsley. The three-part programme charting his efforts is due to be broadcast by Channel 4 later this year.
Also from the Telegraph is this apparant revival of muscular Christianity:
Churches and Christian groups worldwide are organising military-style boot camps and "weekend warrior" retreats to help men fight their perceived emasculation within church-going societies. The inspiration for the movement is Wild at Heart, a book by Colorado-based author John Eldredge, who believes "God designed men to be dangerous". The book has already sold 1.5 million copies in English and been translated into 16 languages.
This contrasts with a much more civilized approach to Christian anthropology put forward by Matt at The Shrine.
For those who like that sort of thing, there's a bull-fighting picture in the Corriere della Sera. The matador was, we are informed, only slightly wounded.

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