Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today's soldiers

Without excuse and self-consideration of health or limb or life, true soldiers fight, live to fight, love to fight, love the thickest of the fight, and die in the midst of it.” - William Booth

I was deeply moved this week to hear of a Church Army evangelist in Canada. Her recent commissioning was probably unique - as it took place at her bed-side, and in place of a uniform she wore pyjamas. With her whole body riddled with cancer, she has just days to live.

What really made my eyes leak though was hearing that she fully intends to preach this Sunday, if at all possible. Proclaiming the unchanging Good News of Jesus - this is the evangelist's passion and obsession, the thing that gets us out of bed each morning, the challenge and the joy.

This story made me proud to belong to Church Army, and determined to use every opportunity I have to share Jesus while I can.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sugary, sloppy sermons

A recent survey in UK found that Anglicans want sermons that entertain, are shorter than 10 minutes, and don't necessarily contain any Biblical input.

An episode of Boohbah sounds just about perfect for them.

I have an inkling as to why the Kingdom of God is not rapidly advancing though...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dark Side of Modern life

A New Zealand teenager who says she auctioned her virginity online for $32,000 to raise tuition money did not break any laws but it might be risky for her to follow through on the deal, police warned Wednesday. The anonymous 19-year-old student offered her virginity to the highest bidder on the Web site under the name “Unigirl,” saying she would use the money to pay for her tuition. She said in a post that more than 30,000 people had viewed her ad and more than 1,200 had made bids before she accepted an offer of more than New Zealand dollars 45,000

Sad indeed.