Saturday, 17 May 2008

The horns of a dilemma

Here's the problem. Tomorrow is Trinity Sunday. And the Book of Common Prayer requires us to say the Athanasian Creed. But the Athanasian Creed is very long, and has the phrase 'touching his manhood', which the four teenage boys who sit in the front row are not going to be able to say without cracking up. And yet it is a brilliant creed, and given that I am preaching on the Trinity it would be helpful. So we're going to say it, but I fear it may put people off the great truths of the Trinity more than help them discover them. We'll wait and see. Oh, and I also can't be shown up by a Baptist. See here.

1 comment:

Roger Gallagher said...

Hi Dave,

What did you end up doing? I've only recited the Athanasian Creed once. I think that most times it just gets left out because of its length, but I suspect that unfamiliarity may play a part.