THREATS AND PROMISES

The shooter posted 70 pages of text claiming a Christian mission against Islam, from online internet truth.  Well travelled, with an Australian passport, in his 20’s, how unfamiliar is he as a type?  Have you not suffered through such uncurated opinionated talk from a young man in your world?

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JESUS’ TEMPTATIONS – AND OURS

Jesus’ temptations were personal, supernatural, miraculous. Ours, diabolically, appear impersonal, mundane, and natural…I hope that somebody goes online at home to a carbon footprint calculator, to rename and restrain her appetites.  Perhaps somebody will pay for a voluntary carbon credit offset for your flight this week – or your next one

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Our ‘mainline become sideline’ crowd is too often content to replicate a religion of the ‘gospel of nice’. We are wilfully ignorant, despite schooling in various ‘trade schools’, where we ‘covered the curriculum’, often in the ‘multiversities’ which have replaced the earlier ‘university’ ideal. Ours is not a living faith, and we are not prepared to give a credible account of the faith entrusted to us.

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