Posted: 06 February 2011 / Luke 15:14-20
This Sunday we continued our series on Luke 15 by looking at ‘All of Life is Repentance’.
In his novel Popcorn, Ben Elton, through the voice of Bruce, comments sarcastically on our inability to own our faults. He says,
Nothing is anybody’s fault. We don’t do wrong, we have problems. We’re victims, alcoholics, sexaholics . . . Victims! People don’t fail any more. They experience negative success. We are building a culture of gutless, spineless, self-righteous, whining cry-babies who have an excuse for everything and take responsibility for nothing.
As far as I can see, there are only two groups in Australia, who, when they get together, the first thing they do is own...Continue Reading
Posted: 28 January 2011 / Luke 15:11-13
This Sunday we continue our series on Luke 15 by looking at what my friend Justin Moffatt calls, ‘The Lure of Distance’. The story of the two brothers is about a search; a desire for a better life in a distant country; an experience; a thrill; a fantasy. It is about the lure of distance. I wonder whether you have had the experience sometime in the last week, where you have daydreamed about leaving, of getting away, of searching to find a better reality than you currently have, of getting away from responsibility. Why this lure of distance? Come on Sunday and let’s have a genuine conversation about why we do this. Don’t just come to hear what I think, but bring your own...Continue Reading