Is there any effect on individuals, or society, when people watch lots of violent media? Or if they play gore-filled computer games? Or sexualised content on the internet?
At our recent church Annual General Meeting my Minister’s report included some scribblings on our aims in ministry. And on why we bother with them. I thought this important to do – because I don’t believe our vision or aims come from the Bible. Not that these are against God’s word! Rather, targets are tools [...]
From a near-forgotten anti-text:
For the rotten fruit of the malign spirit is: apathy, cynicism, friction, busyness, a cold shoulder, sandpaper-tongue, individuality, drive, self-expression. Against such weapons there is no defence.
Check the original, Galatians 5:22-23.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was an enjoyable read, though it treats quite deep matters in a superficial manner. It is translated excepts from an interview/conversation involving [...]
At church, we just started a sermon series on 1 Kings 1-11. The central character is king Solomon. There’s plenty of action and an engaging narrative. But what do they mean for us? We are a long way from the original events. We’re a Christian church – and overwhelmingly non-Jewish Christians – in Australia, in 2014AD.
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