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.
15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Tea...