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19/10/2009

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Graeme

True true words Steve. I just feel that these thoughts have been around for an age and a half here. We have have stuck over in moralistic land and those who have over swung into a reckless freedom rather than grace.
Will we ever break free from the bonds which we wrap around ourselves?
Some people hold on to denominational "traditional" values, but are they traditions or simply errors that are getting older?

Blessings to you.

Craig

I've left the north of Ireland for over twenty years and am thankfully free of the wrong music, go to the pub dilemmas of my youth, but i still find fear alive and well in my own life and in that of others. It is a perpetual shadow, not just of the church in Northern Ireland but of much evangelical spirituality and indeed the church in general. We have so often felt the need to invent things people ought to fear, just so we had something to save them from, which in turn gave meaning to our lives and purpose to a God made in our own image. Bonhoeffer once spoke of the church as being akin to gutter journalism, with ministers and priests going through the lives of theri parishioners trying to find some misdemeanour just so they could charge them with guilt and magically appear to offer forgiveness. Surely it is possible to take sin seriously, but let perfect love inhabit us and drive out our fear, surely some day we'll get beyond all this and discover the fullness of life. Do you think?

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