"As a priest nearing retirement, I'm delighted by the exciting new steps our church has been taking. This past summer's Anglican-Lutheran Joint Assembly, for example, was a truly remarkable development. At the same time, I'm tired of reading letters in the Journal that criticize anything new. I was offended by remarks in September's issue, calling the Joint Assembly's worship 'cheesy .. embarrassing .. slovenly and sacrilegious' [Letters, 'Slovenly and Sacrilegious', p. 4], and referring to the inukshuk as 'a pagan symbol'." "I hope we'll resist the temptation to make important decisions on how they might affect attendance, and instead, after prayerful discernment, do what we believe is right". "Some seem to believe that changes in worship and practice have led to reduced membership in the Anglican Church of Canada. I suspect the real reason why fewer people are going to church is that they often see creativity being dismissed, and hear an unwillingness to even consider that new directions might be inspired by God".