Comment by Calvin L. Smith (Principal of King's Evangelical Divinity School, United Kingdom)
7 March 2010
When Blogging Makes a Difference
Archbishop Cranmer's blog has the story of a Methodist minister who is also a Labour councillor being deselected by his local Labour MP because he refuses to canvass on Sundays as this is when he's leading his church in worship. What's great about this story is how it has clearly got under the skin of the MP in question, who writes a rather shrill letter of complaint to Cranmer demanding he take down the post (he does no such thing, of course, choosing instead to comment on the inadequacies of her position and successfully highlight how this government is the most illiberal and anti-faith ever). It's worth pointing out that Cranmer's site is one of the leading UK political blogs with many thousands of readers, hence the MP feeling she had little choice but to respond. Oh that this blog might some day become so big as to wind up politicians like this. (I can dream, can't I?)
By Calvin L. Smith at 15:05
Labels: Church and State, Media
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Ah, this was the post in which I first came across and learnt the word "fisk". Now I'm seeing everywhere.....
You can dream, and you must.
You may never know this side of Glory whom you affect and what you may change.
Thank you, Your Grace, for your wise and encouraging words.
Yes encouraging words indeed and I shall also take heart from them.
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