“Churches too often sift people and situations, involving themselves only with those people and things which won’t embarrass, hurt or challenge; we decide who are the sheep and who are the goats. Our decisions are plain for the world to see. Sometimes they look funny or silly. Sometimes just ugly.” Lucy Berry, poet-in-residence for the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) and formerly for the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, has wrestled with the essential meaning of the Christian life and Church for many years. In her latest collection of poems, Lucy tries to understand why some churches are reluctant to change or to adapt.