Counting

I’m counting.

Parishioners.

I’ve got these big thick books – the parish registry.  They include all those batpized, confirmed, married and died.  I have no idea how people actually used them.  Because all I want to do is get an actual count.   Have people moved?  Did they just disappear?

I’m ready to put an attendance sheet in the back of the church.

I just want to know:  Who is in it?  Who wants to be in it? Who is being counted?

Does it matter?

It’s clerical work.

Blog Review

Everyday Citizen muses and explores his life in the Episcopal Church.  Great cartoons!

Rocco Palmo on the Death of Cardinal Dulles.  Links and Eulogies.

Is Dennis a Menace?  Questioning Christian discusses the Dennis Question.   Sharp.  Like Occam.

Thinking Anglicans Counts the Heads of Anglican Curmudgeons North America.  Are there enough to throw a party?  What kind of party?  With purple dresses and lace?  I’d like to know the bishop-clergy ratio.

The Revealer Discusses a Great Music Magazine, the Oxford American.  It’s true.  And they include a CD when you subscribe.

Fr. Tim on Sports.   Baptist sports.

Nick reflects on the Digital Divide.  Liberal vs. Conservative Christians.

Brad Drell has a message to his liberal Episcopal brothers and sisters about leaving or not leaving the church he grew up in.

Anglican Scotist Reviews Professor Ferlo’s How to Read the Bible.

Thinking Economically about the Market at Energetic Procession.  I’m not sure that Capitalism has a heart, of course.