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Showing posts from August, 2011

On Freedom and Love

1 Corinthians 10:23 – 11:1 This seems a very obscure passage. Should Christians eat meat that had been sacrificed to idols? It is not the burning issue of today The burning issue of a few days ago was literally a burning issue: riots in the streets of our cities. Groups of young people out on the street – not protesting about a political issue but trying to get stuff for nothing and, as two 18 year old girls said, ‘having a laugh’ at the same time. The thing that makes this so sad is that, in parts of our society, we have young people who are profoundly lost. Yes, it may be because there is little respect for authority; it certainly is due to the significant breakdown in family life. But on the other side, it is also because here are people who do not know to live for. We are offered freedom. The freedom to live as we want, to do what we want, to go where we want, to have what we want. There are no limits. That is true in the virtual world. We really can build a universe around