Dog collars don’t count – they are not toys. Should it be a flask of anointing oil? Is it simply our pocket Bible? Maybe the Parson’s Diary even?
I know that all these stereotypes are disparaging. It is probably the case that Teachers through to Clergy now carry ipads or smartphones, which do the job that all the other gadgets did (well, if they are a swiss army ipads they will.)
I do have an answer for what clergy should carry.
But I want to hear your suggestions first.
Over to you.