Tuesday, 2 August 2011
Church and change
“Even the slightest change can cause a major disturbance within church congregations – and there is nothing more divisive in most than a change in our church services. We all fear change, long for security, but a church which offers us unchanging stability has ceased to be Church and is no longer a sign of the transcendent God” but (and here’s the good news) God is also immanent, present in all things – even in the very messy, often shameful history of an obscure and troublesome Middle-East nation destined to be a light to all nations.
Reading Luke 21:5-24 and was struck by what jesus said at the beginning: In verses 5-6 Jesus shows that when it all comes down to it God i...