The Bishop of Lichfield was on 5live this morning in connection with Lichfield Diocese's new recruitment drive for younger clergy. Given that the average age of vicars is steadily rising, this is welcome news, and hopefully can be duplicated in other places.
There's a new website with various stories of younger people in chaplaincy, ordination training etc., and a promised video on 'Pewtube' (badoom tish). It's one thing having your own Youtube channel as a Diocese, but something else entirely to get people to look at it....
There are various bits of recommended reading on the 'it might be God' website. I doubt it's likely that Ann Atkins piece today on the stresses of clergy life will make it there. It picks up on yesterdays threads about bullying and the clergy. I guess it depends how highly you rate Jesus approach to the rich young ruler. Some would argue that the CofE has already tried a selection process designed to put people off, otherwise known as the Aston course*. But I can think of a few books that might be on the reading list for a 'rich young ruler' approach to the question of calling.
*A sort of remedial waiting room for potential ordinands who the selectors couldn't make up their minds about, or perhaps their Bishops were keen and the selectors weren't, so it was a convenient parking place. From what I remember, it's main students were those towards the extremes of the theological spectrum, but I'm quite happy to be corrected about that!!