There is an interesting article in the Church Times (click here) on the CEO of the Church Army.
Mark Russell is, at 34, the youngest person ever to be appointed to his position. Originally from Northern Ireland, he makes some very timely observations about the CA and its future.
On the need for a name change he says:
“The Church Army needs a new identity for the 21st century, although that’s easier said than done. I don’t think the militaristic image is always helpful. In some respects it is, because it talks about a bunch of people with an objective to defeat something, and, without question, I want to see us defeat poverty, injustice, and homelessness. But we’re not a church, and we’re not an army; we’re not a church in an army, and we’re not an army in a church.”
Mark's bog Mark Russell's Reflections is worth adding to your RSS list.
Both the Church Times article and the Blog are worth reading - especially to any engaged in Fresh Expressions.