Following on from my last post. Here's an outline from my sermon on Sunday. I not posting this because I think that it's extra-specially good, but for the sake of sharing ideas, getting feedback, letting people see how I'm going. As always comments are appreciated. The Vandalised Creation Genesis 3-11 Our Stories: Stories from the… Continue reading Sermon Outline: The Vandalised Creation
How do we not know what we are made to know? â€˜If humanity is made for the knowledge of God, why is it that many people do not feel the need of this knowledge, or seek God out?â€™ Original Post We need to step back again for a moment. It seems at this point every… Continue reading On what we don’t know… (II)
What Iâ€™m wrestling with at the moment is why that one thing doesnâ€™t seem so self evident most of the time. Perhaps I am suppressing the truth by my wickedness. Perhaps thatâ€™s really the essence of sinâ€”not really believing that and acting accordingly. I guess it is then in my own sinful self-interest to avoid that particular piece of knowledge. I know a couple of my friends are wandering away from the faith at the moment, because they donâ€™t really see why they need God. Knowing that our primary function and greatest good is knowing him is completely opaque to them. Deep down they donâ€™t really believe that theyâ€™re all that bad, and for the most part theyâ€™re happy in their comfortable middle-class, tertiary educated lives. How do I show them that our rebellion is horrifying, evil, disgustingâ€“not just intellectually credible? And how do I do it with humility and gentleness?