Have You Been 'Boosted?'

Have you tried any of those Boost Juice places?

There’s one at the local shopping centre and I might be tempted to try one of their concoctions if I could ever get near the counter. Wherever I’ve seen these shops there is always a queue. What’s going on?

I guess people know that what they’re peddling is good for them. On their website they say, “At Boost we make a passionate commitment to enrich people’s bodies with nutritious smoothies, juices and healthy food.”

With drinks starting at $3.80 for a small cup, people are obviously keen on getting into stuff that’s good for them.

So what’s my point? I just wonder why people aren’t queuing up like that to find out more about Jesus. (Please excuse the comparison to fruit juice.) Surely if people realised how wonderful Jesus is they’d want to get in touch with him. In crass marketing terms, we know the product is good; so why can’t we get more people interested? I know there are spiritual forces at work here but there should still be people beating down our doors.

Let’s make “a passionate commitment to enrich people’s lives with Jesus.”

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Surprise!!

Wow. People have actually been reading my blog – and even making comments.

Thanks for the welcomes and good wishes. Someone asked if I had an email. Perhaps the easiest one to use would be oz_cyclist@hotmail.com.

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I'm a Thief. So, Arrest Me.

I’ve just read Hamo’s blog and noticed his link to this article so I’m stealing the link and posting it here.

I hope you like the story ….. and that you take time to stop and think about how we express our faith. Is our expression of Christ in us bringing life or death?

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Christian Morality Without Christ.

I see in “The West Australian” today that Peter Carnley’s recent comments are causing a stir. I have to say I agree with Barry Hickey on this one but I wonder about the relevance of arguing such issues. As Christians we can argue a variety of issues and try to tell the world what people should do but it can often be a bit like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

What use is promoting a ‘moral’ life here on earth if we’re not pointing ahead to eternity?

Even if we did manage to get everyone following what we consider to be a Christian morality, what use is that without Christ? Surely we should spend our efforts in introducing people to Christ and then letting the Holy Spirit change their morality from within. At least then it would truly be God’s morality that people were following not our shallow interpretation of it.

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Whose Reality is it Anyway?

You’ve got to wonder how empty our lives are when the headlines across the nation are about the latest ‘Reality TV’ show.

I think Idol is probably one the better shows but it’s still just a TV show. Get over it.

I am so opposed to most of the stuff that gets served up under the reality heading. It’s not just the cheap titilation it provides the viewer, I feel the issues run far deeper than that.

Look at stuff like Big Brother. A bunch of people put into a manufactured environment then manipulated by producers and editors. That’s not reality. How can we do this to people? I know the argument is that these people have chosen to be on these programmes but how can they really have any idea what they’re letting themselves into?

The ‘contestants’ on these shows are hungry for fame (acceptance) and the prize money (greed). What they end up with is a ruined life – whether they win or lose.

I can’t bring myself to watch most of these shows (although I have watched some of Idol) because they are distorting and destroying lives for someone else’s entertainment. Why can’t we see that? It’s like throwing Christians to the lions for entertainment. They get destroyed for our viewing pleasure.

I could rave on about this one for ever but I’d better get off my soap box before I fall and hurt myself.

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