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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

King Midas in Reverse!

Well, the end was like the beginning. The Jesus Racing Team crashed out again - on lap 28 of the Bathurst 1000. It is difficult to see what good was done in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ through this exercise.

The 'anchor' for Channel 7 News (Sydney) on Friday night jibed "The Jesus Racing Team will need a resurrection" after the crash in practice on Friday. The car got onto the track for the big race on Sunday but, unlike our Lord Jesus who was resurrected in glory in 3 days, the Jesus Racing Team were put completely out of business in 3 days (Hebrew days).

Year 2009 is really establishing itself as an Annus Horribilis for the Sydney Anglican Diocese. Why is it that all that is touched is turning to mud?



Critias said...

Amazing, are these guys for real? As soon as you reduce our creator to a race team sponsor, you make his message to be the same as other advertising ephemera: McLuhan said it: the medium is the message; that is, no matter what you say, it's how you say it (the medium) that tells people what you are saying.

Michael said...

Maybe a more constructive way to look at the JAAL campaign is to see it as creating opportunities to talk about Jesus. Do you really think a constant attack on the sydney anglican church is going to bring people to know christ, i would think that a better thing to do would be to spend time and efforts ministering to family, friends and fellow church members. If you don't like what part of Gods church is doing then don't bring it up on the internet, but rather deal with it through the channels outlined by paul in the new testament.

As a church in Sydney we should aim to work for our Lord by spreading the message of christ and not by spreading dissension within his church.

neil moore said...

Michael, I have to say that I see it differently.

It is just such an expensive way to attempt to generate discussion and then when the public sees you crashing out so often on the racetrack it is hardly going to take the conversation where you want it to go. In that genre it is performance that matters.

I'll borrow a point a mate made the other day. It concerns the old hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers". Apparently they sang it in his church.

One verse goes:

"Like a mighty army moves the church of God,

Brothers, we are treading where the saints have trod.

We are not divided, all one body we -

One in hope and doctrine, one in charity.

Onward, Christian soldiers marching as to war

With the cross of Jesus going on before."

Now, Mishael, it is that word "doctrine" which is the subject of our division. Who has moved? Who is not treading where the saints have trod?

We are not so concerned about the arguments of the Atheists. They have no case.

It is our own brethren and those who purport to be brethren in the church who are grieve us most. It is from them that our wounds have come.

This site arose from treatment of us on the Sydney Anglican forum. That discussion, and you were there if you are Michael Jensen, was in public via the internet. So here we are, the making of the Sydney Anglican Diocese.


John said...


Who says that the Sydney Diocese presents the real Jesus? You?

Mate, I've seen enough of the diocese's "Jesus" to know he isn't the real one. The diocese doesn't even present a biblical Jesus.

A suggestion. Rather than coming on here with the veiled ad hominem attacks, why don't you first study our position before you pontificate about our putative shortfall from the Sydney Anglican standard of perfection.

Eric said...

I'm amazed that Michael would carp about criticism when its only purpose is improvement. Far better to get the debate into the air than let error fester!

As to the idiocy of running a car promoting our Lord, I wonder if this is any evangelistic value at all. It reduces our Saviour to the level of a cheap consumer commodity: may be it is even blasphemous! What sort of inane conversation could follow from an automotive slogan? Far better for the church to be where people are asking questions, hurting and seeking, than where they are boozing, cheering and delighting in ephemera!

If this is all the church can rely on, then we're headed for oblivion!