Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Worshipping Doubters

'And when they saw him they worshipped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came to them and said...'

This is a fascinating verse in Scripture that invites us to doubt.

What is interesting is that Jesus comes to worshippers/doubters/worshipping doubters and sends them all into a world of certainty with the Gospel.

Worshipping doubters are sent by God to those who are certain and secure in all that they believe and to declare that they have witnessed something that they do not quite know how to explain or put into words. Oh they will use words, at times with great confidence, yet those words do not quite portray everything that they have seen and heard. Worshipping doubters declare to a world of certainty that all that they are certain of may need to be re-examined. The Resurrection calls us to question everything we know, invites us to doubt and thus to find faith.

Worshipping doubters smash the god idols of certainty that call us to mindlessly adhere to the way the world is. The certainty gods do not want you to think, perceive and see that you've been lied to.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

'This is the end, for me the beginning of life'

On April 9th 1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazi's.

When he was summoned to go with the guards it is reported that he turned to one of his friends and said,

"This is the end, for me the beginning of life."

In one of the last letters he wrote whilst in prison he said,