Father Bob and The Chaser

Father Bob has written a brilliant post called The Chaser Treatment, likening the early church to The Chaser team.

He talks about challenging institutions and calling them to account. He reckons that’s what The Chaser boys do and that’s what New Testament Christianity was about. He likens the guys to the early prophets.

Christians were countercultural. Not that we were looking for trouble. It just had the knack of finding us. We were the unlucky grist for the political will. We were rounded up regularly as the “usual suspects”.

But, the Roman politicians fell in love with us, because we could read and write and administer (we learned all that in the ghetto) and invited us to run the Roman public service, to be the clerks/clerics, the public service.

Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. We fell for that trick. Now we needed reminding of who we were meant to be, the servants of all, not what we had become, the servant of the Roman government.

Can I encourage you to read Bob’s post and think through the points he raises?

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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