Rev, The Gospel and Social Change

If you managed to catch the sitcom Rev last year you will have seen Tom Hollander depict the sometimes hilarious and sometimes harrowing reality of inner city ministry.  He has been interviewed in The Guardian about his experiences of vicarage life growing up.  He juxtaposes the stereotypical view of church with the radical experiences of his father:

My own father was a genuine radical and our breakfast table conversation tended to be less about the church roof or the jam tarts for the local fete and more about the gospel as an instrument for real social change or whether my Dad was going to get arrested on his next direct action against an MoD weapons facility (which he usually did, to my acute childhood embarrassment, with a group of Dominican friar mates of his, often all dressed in monastic habits. The shame).

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