In contemporary culture any discussion around sexuality can be quite daunting. A very important part of the argument, that is sometimes neglected, is God's design and the meaning of marriage. In this talk we will be engaging the complexities of commitment with the wisdom of God.
When Jesus of Nazareth died on the cross, no one thought he was a hero. Nobody said that his death was a wonderful victory, a true martyrdom. But something happened that afternoon because at six o'clock the Friday night, the world was a different place. In this talk, we discuss the radical implication of Easter Weekend.
We live in an age of 'public shaming', 'exposing' and of course showing our good character through a process called 'virtue signalling'. Our world seems awash in anger, division, and hostility - not only on the political front, but on a personal level as well. On Sunday we reflect on a story from the 8th Chapter of John's Gospel challenging the current anger and vitriol that we find all over the place but especially on social media. In contrast to the current mood, this passage presents a world predicated not upon violence, not upon hatred of the other, but upon compassion, forgiveness and non-violence.
Winston Churchhill famously said: "Success is moving from one failure to the next without losing enthusiasm."
Being at the start of a new year full of unknowns, potential and even dread, it is of profound value to reflect on Biblical enthusiasm - which is not circumstantial.