Remember 'Remember the Titans'?
Culture change is tough - but it is worth it!!! I was reminded of this as I watched the movie Remember the Titans. A coach dropped into a chaotic situation must bring culture change for the team to survive... but he doesn't just want it to survive he wants it to succeed, and to dominate. In a way we want our ministries to do likewise so what ideas for culture change can we take from Coach Boon?
Thinking about sacrifice
If Jesus is King, what does that mean for what we want to do with out lives? [Image by Chris Bellerophon Dotson on flickr]
Back to the Mission
Reminded again and again about what we are created for. We are created for worship! But because there are some people who do not worship, we have been given a mission... to go and show people they were created to worship! - photo on Flickr by llamatofu
Appeasement verses Satisfaction
Do we look to appease our emotions, troubles, discomforts with earthy things that may provide some release temporarily, or do we look to God who is the source of complete satisfaction? [Image by donald_palansky_photography on flickr]
Prayer = Dependence
Even in the confidence I have in my own abilities - I am learning that I still need to be dependent on God if the outcome is going to be worthwhile for the Kingdom. Prayer is the key consideration in this! ~photo credit: wiedmaier on flickr
Friday, 28 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Luke Sieders, team manager of Sieders Racing says it was difficult for the family and the team, however health and safety are paramount. "Once I knew of Colin's decision, I jumped on the phone to Jesus Racing's Andrew Fisher to invite him and his team to partner us in our Enduro campaign", says Luke. "Jesus Racing is a professional organisation which has developed an extraordinary following over the past 3 years. Having Jesus Racing driver Andrew Fisher join David makes perfect sense for both teams."
Andrew and David have raced together in the MG series and the Lotus Championship, so their team dynamic will be a great advantage.The Supercar is from 888 engineering. It will receive a Jesus Makeover and carry livery in line with the Jesus Racing Teams other race cars. Sieders is particularly happy Fisher agreed to come on board. With plenty of experience at both tracks, Fisher's times in testing have been well and truly on the pace.
"This opportunity has been a bolt out of the blue", says Fisher. "I had not given any thought to doing the Enduro's at all so I am humbled to be approached by Sieders Racing Team. The decision to race was not one I took lightly, however it is an opportunity for our sponsors, Jesus. All about life, which is too good to pass up. Jesus. All about life is a prime time, multi-media campaign that is set to launch on the 7th of September and run through to the end of October, smack bang in the middle of the Enduro campaign",he says. "The timing could not have been better."
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Acts 19:11-12 "God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them."
Saturday, 15 August 2009
The importance of the Rule of Faith in proclaiming the tradition of the Apostles is highlighted by Irenaeus declaring;
“…the Church, having received this preaching, and this faith, although scattered throughout the whole world, yet, as if occupying but one house, carefully preserves it” (Against Heresies, I, 10,3).
To Irenaeus this passing down of doctrine “as if she [the Church] possessed only one mouth” (Against Heresies, I, 10,3), was a clear sign of the Holy Spirit keeping that doctrine true.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Saturday, 1 August 2009
The room was buzzing with anticipation. I felt like a kid expecting Santa to arrive. It felt as if Jesus was going to turn up any minute.
Then out came the pastors. Middle-aged blokes peppering talk about Jesus with constant references to the footy, reality shows and McDonald’s. Almost swearing with ‘‘flipping angry" and "What the heck?" and plenty of ‘‘awesomes’’ thrown in to convince everyone they were down with the youth.
As people yelled, "Yeah!", "Amen!" and ‘‘Awesome!" I wanted to yell, "I don’t get it". I love the way religion convinces people by making things deliberately incomprehensible and you feel too shy to say ‘‘I don’t understand’’ lest you reveal your stupidity.
The crowd left believing they had been moved by God and touched by Jesus. They hadn’t. They had been seduced by slick video packages and had their emotional desire for love, community and certainty met by manipulation. It wasn’t the Holy Spirit; it was just people.
Aren’t we awesome enough?