New book ‘More TV Vicar?’ by @vahva – out now from @dlt_books

*Shameless plug klaxon*

More TV Vicar coverOne of the founders of Anglican Memes, Bryony Taylor, has written a fun book about the portrayal of Christians on the telly. If you like Anglican Memes you might enjoy it. Rev Kate Bottley (that vicar off the telly) said this about it:

‘Vicars (and Christians) on the telly are viewed by the wider population with a varying mixture of disdain, amusement and downright bewilderment. Bryony’s book not only explores the good, the bad and the quirky of TV “vicars” but also asks what we can learn from how the media paints a picture of the clergy and how we might challenge the stereotypes. It also makes us laugh at ourselves and recognise that sometimes the media portrayals of clergy (and Christians as a whole) are painfully accurate, sometimes we are frankly ridiculous and sometimes we deserve to be satirised. The hope has to be that by taking a good hard look at ourselves we might be changed to be more like the real “star of the show” (that’s Jesus by the way).’

Available from all good bookshops etc. – click here for more information. Here’s one of the comedy clips that inspired the book:

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The Capable Curate’s multiple choice test

This post appeared on Part Time Priest’s blog. Funny and encouraging – especially if you’re an ordinand or curate.

Capable Curate’s Multiple Choice Test

I normally say a few prayers in the morning. I have read a few books on spirituality – some were dull. I know what the letters BVM stand for. I fancy Rob Bell in his (liberal evangelical) glasses. I thank God for the smell of blossom after rain.