the baby and the bathwater


Plan B
July 25, 2009, 7:23 am
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Apparently there has been a backlash from some parts of the Church of England over their desire to baptise children at the same ceremony as marrying their parents. You can read the story here.

Of course, when this happens it is clearly not plan A – not the ideal order of things. But even if it is plan B, it does sound like something from Acts to me. Whole families coming to faith and wanting to declare it publicly. Those in the Church of England who against the arrangement are against it because it seems to celebrate sex before marriage, and it doesn’t fit into their liturgies. I think it celebrates grace. Stuff the litergies, in fact.

In fact I wonder whether ‘liturgy’ is the opposite of ‘grace’?

Anyway, I leave that little thought with you. And if that doesn’t stimulate much debate within you, maybe knowing that if you do want to marry people and baptise their children at the same time you can buy the order of service from the C of E for a few quid short of £300 will do.

Bargain.

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