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LETTERS

Confidence Needed

Having followed Albert Bogle’s articles with comments to change the way we do church, I smiled at Bill McArthur’s cartoon ‘remaining silent allows the powerful to retain control’ (Letters, July Life and Work).

May I point out that mavericks are often not encouraged in our beloved Church of Scotland.

In fact, any comment by someone who is not a ‘key’ person is called criticism, and often a sad state exists where creativity and missional initiatives are pushed aside for the more safe, social activities.

Mavericks are called a ‘thorn in the flesh’ by those who may consider themselves spiritually superior.

Maybe we are too slow to admit that many of our ideas and teaching methods need to be updated!

Perhaps the characteristic that is most lacking in our Scottish churches today is the quality of confidence.

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