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Church Of Snails: Poems to a sluggish Church by Lucy Berry

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"Churches too often sift people and situations, involving themselves only with those people and things which won’t embarrass or challenge; we decide who are the sheep and who are the goats. Our decisions are plain for the world to see. Sometimes they look funny or silly. Sometimes ugly." Lucy is poet-in-residence for the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) and was formerly resident poet on the Jeremy Vine Show. In her latest collection of poems, Lucy rails against churches’ reluctance to change.

Trouble with Church: Provocative Poems for Thoughtful Christians

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Trouble with Church? “Lucy writes with sharpness, clarity and soul… with this Collection she has outdone herself”. Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2 As Church we’ve been called to love one another. But let’s admit it, most churches exclude someone. While we do Us-and-Them-Church, rather than Christ-Shaped-Church, we’re shooting ourselves in the foot; we’re excluding Jesus. You can read these pieces as poems, plain and simple – or use them for worship, private prayer or group work...