Having had my own very small slot on Radio Berkshire on Sunday I was really interested to hear a bit of the Simon Mayo show on Radio 5 where Ricky Gervais (of The Office fame) and The Archbishop of Canterbury overlapped and had a short but very interesting conversation on a wide range of subjects. I thought The Archbishop did OK - you can see what you think by watching the YouTube video of it here. His interview afterwards was also quite interesting - you can find an audio version of that on the BBC website.
Talking of videos I thought I'd highlight again some of the amazing work our media team are doing. There are photos of some of the events around the celebration of Ben's 43 years in Bracknell here and a fantastic video summary here. You can also watch the video of Clive Challis being interviewed here - this has already been downloaded and watched 68 times with some very good feedback. I'll only hint at the video Paul Harker and others have done for Christmas Eve and say that it's outstanding - be there. Kerith Nooma here we come! No seriously video is such an important tool in our media savvy society - I heard somebody describe it as the 21st Century's stained glass window which I thought was quite an interesting image - it is inevitably a big part of our future although always only a tool to get the message across.
Keep reading through Luke - if you're on track then it will be Luke 4 today.
Hope to catch you on Sunday, if not then Christmas Eve or Christmas day.
ps There is a possibility Canon Andrew White will be with us on the morning of the 6th January - still to be definitely confirmed but if we do have him that will be a morning not to miss - you heard it here first! Then 40 days of purpose starts the following Sunday - all exciting stuff.