The Church is not perfect. I know this. You know this.
As a Church we make a lot of mistake, sometimes life-changing.
In a little over a weeks time we will get a chance to find out just how bad a mistake they could make. My home parish have taken the potentially dangerous decision to let me test my calling to preach. That's right, they've given me a slot on the 14th of March, with the understanding that if we all feel that this might be part of my calling, I will be doing so on a regular basis.
I am quite nervous about this. So pray for me, and for the people who are coming to church on the night of the 14th, having no idea what is in store for them.