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Without St Pix, perhaps I wouldn’t be where I am now following my stroke in 2003 and finding St Pixels…
I was reading in IDEA, the magazine of the Evangelical Alliance, that some millennials (in their article people now aged 18 to 37) have been badly hurt by church. My experience with internet church St Pixels is that an earlier generation also left for that reason.
Last Sunday, 22 November, St Pixels, the Internet church, held its last service.
Started in 2003 as the Church of Fools by the Ship of Fools as a 3D experiment by the Christian website Ship of Fools, as a three month experiment in being church on line, it continued, without the visuals first as a forum and chat room (where services were held) then with its own software for and finally as a Facebook app. Last Sunday the Facebook app closed.
The eleven years it was running have been a wild ride. At times it felt that we did not know what we were doing and…
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Dear Christian – you say you love God! Good! Well you are also to love your neighbour as you would love yourself. All neighbours which includes all other people. ALL others – including your enemies – all enemies… Yes that includes Muslims and refugees… So instead of trembling in fear whilst on your soapbox, get off it and go show your love of God to other people – all other people… Whatever you do for the least of people, you do for Jesus whom you claim to be your King. If you do it in your own strength, you will probably fail. But if you ask for, rely upon and use the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within you and empowers you – then you can love others – all others… Go. Love. Show.
I have a bone to pick with Christians this morning. Not all Christians. Not even the majority of Christians in my (limited) circles. Not by a long shot. No, my concern is with a smaller subset of Christians that tend to make a disproportionate amount of noise. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a lot of conversations with Christian people about the Syrian refugee crisis. I’ve observed a lot of reaction and response from Christian people online. And I’ve noticed some of these Christian brothers and sisters buying into the fear and the hysteria that attempts to convince us that we need to keep our nation’s doors resolutely closed to refugees from this part of the world.
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