Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Tuesday Potpourri

** Steve Addision writes about Ireland:
In 2003 there were nine ordinations for the whole of Ireland, eight in 2004 and eight in 2005. In 2005, for the first time in its history, the Archdiocese of Dublin, with of over 1 million people, didn't have a single candidate for ordination, and in the whole Archdiocese there was a single priest under the age of 30. In a country that once used to export thousands of priests and nuns and brothers, African and Vietnamese priests are now a familiar sight.
Related - Leslita B's post of her notes from The Celtic Way of Evangelism.

** From Bart Campolo - change in strategy:
So now, instead of a thrift shop, imagine a big, clean, homey neighborhood laundromat, where everyone gets welcomed by name, with good machines and a nice little coffee bar, comfortable furniture, books and toys for kids, and really good music. The kind of place where they'll drive you home if you don't have a car, or pick up and deliver your laundry if you're too sick or frail to carry it, and where the attendant is always ready to listen to your troubles and pray for you. The kind of place where anyone might stop by anytime to talk sports, movies, or politics, where the bulletin board is worth looking at, and where on Thursday nights you get invited to the big family dinner upstairs.

** Sivin posts some video from some worship at YLG06.
Related - my post about leadership workshops at YLG06.

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