AC Grayling has apparently written that it will be good for the country if David Miliband becomes PM because he is a declared atheist - this will mean he is interested in earthly, not heavenly matters and that he is more rational.
Meanwhile in the States the VP candidate for the Republicans, Sara Palin, is making a lot of her fundamentalist, anti-abortion, creationist view-point.
All of which leads me to ask, what does it mean to be a Christian in a world where faith has become a dirty word or a political label?
There is something in the gospel reading about the role of the church in helping us discern what to do: our faith can never be purely an individual choice, but has a corporate element which helps us help each other walk with Jesus.
Now I must choose hymns for our organists & return to thinking about the sermon tomorrow morning.