Yesterday I said:
But, despite the fact the marketing people brought in to help do seem to have a certain lack of understanding of the Christian message (not their fault)…
I was probably a bit quick to judge Propaganda, the marketing company from the Priest Idol programme. It just goes to show that the people who make the programme show us part of the story, but not necessarily the whole story. I had this response from Nicola, head of writing at Propaganda:
I can assure you that Propaganda is not without its Christians! Whilst head of writing at Propaganda, I am a regular attendee at Holy Trinity Ripon, where I’m a lay youth leader and run a skater’s drop-in. I was involved in the early brainstorming around this project and can tell you that Propaganda was not only very sensitive to the spriritual dimension of this project, but that Steve, in particular, found the church at Lundwood to have real warmth – which is why he now calls himself an ‘optimistic agnostic’. I hope you continue to enjoy the programme. I’m too shy to watch it yet, because apparently I’m in it! So I’ve taped it.
Update: Thanks to Nicola for another useful contribution in the comments.