David (who has updated his template but not his blog!) pointed out to me that parents were asked not to bring their children to a Good Friday service at in Newcastle which depicts the hours leading up to the crucifixion. Pastor Mark Elder, of Heaton Baptist Church, warned his Good Friday service should carry a 12 certificate. He believes Christ’s suffering has been forgotten, and the message has lost out to commercialism and chocolate. During the service, scenes from the controversial Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ were shown. In someways it isn’t great when a church limits who can attend their service, but it is great to see a church trying to remind people of the pain and suffering of the first Easter.
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.