The Church Times has at last discovered blogging! For some time now the Church Times has thought it necessary to have an computer column which dispenses rather indigestible advice on how to use computers in ministry.
In a comically inept article on blogging it suggests that there are "too few" Church of England clergy maintaining a blog - that there are more in Scottish episcopal church - and that English Anglicans ought to have something equivalent to the Methodist system of their ministers registering their blog on a central site. No doubt some-one will write into the letters column and put them right - and my last count I was aware of around 60 Anglican clergy blogs.
For the benefit of non-anglicans The Church Times is one of the two weekly papers covering the Church of England (with token nods to our episcopal sister churches in Scotland, Wales and Ireland). The Church Times used to be aimed at the liberal- catholic end of the Church ( leaving The Church of England News to bow to the needs of evangelicals) and was noted for its robust and intelligent journalism.
More recently it has undergone a change of ownership, the inevitable design change which has left it visually incoherent, and is now known more its "quaintness", than for its intelligence. I often wonder why I read it most weeks - and even more why I pay for it - and I guess its little like my local rag the Keighley News which I skim read on the oft chance that it has something to say that I really shouldn't miss.