If we are to engage in credible and intelligent mission we have to understand worldviews. Let’s examine the dandy mindset.
Father Shay Cullen is a priest from Ireland and a member of the Missionary Society of St. Columban. He has devoted his life to rescuing and ministering to child prostitutes in the Philippines since 1969. Cullen is famous for his espionage and undercover activities. He can be described as a spy for Jesus. Sometimes he swaps his clerical robes for the guise of a paedophile tourist. Using hidden video cameras, he visits and exposes the hidden places where children are prostituted and abused.
This is a short tract about men and women who are believed to be divine.
Do not put your faith in Prince Philip, Maradona or Tendulkar
Mathematician Pythagoras was worshipped by many.
He urged his followers to worship the Number 10.
He died in 495 BC.
Alexander the Great was revered as a god.
Some say he is responsible for 3,500,000 deaths.
He died in 323 BC.
Caesar Augustus was worshiped by millions.
His followers believed he could wipe away their sins.
Become a Consumerist Today
My name is Ron and I am a lad from London.
I am a consumerist.
My life is all about consuming cars, motorbikes, haircuts and films.
I will be a millionaire in ten years.
This is what I believe.
Take it or leave it.
The world is a stockpile of raw materials.
Iron ore, copper, soil, plants, animals are there for the taking.
We turn this stuff into commodities like fridges, tellies, golf clubs.
I am a selfish calculating machine.
Trying to redeem the humble 'tract'. Saying something important in just 400 words.
How do you Make Sense of Evil and Suffering?
I’m sure you’ve noticed all the evil and suffering in the world.
Ponder the wars, rapes and murders that we hear about on a daily basis.
It’s probably over the top to mention Hitler but you get my point.
Former England football manager Glenn Hoddle was sacked because of his take on evil.
In 1999 he said that disabled people deserve to suffer because of their bad karma.
Is the Duke of Edinburgh God’s Chosen One?
There are people on the island of Tanna in the South Pacific Ocean who worship the Duke of Edinburgh as a god.
The islanders used to be committed cannibals and they ate the first two missionaries who came to Tanna.
More missionaries arrived, told them about Jesus and many of the locals became Christians.
They stopped eating each other and began to eat Jesus instead (John 6:54).
In the 1960s many of the islanders noticed Prince Philip in his wonderful, shiny, white uniform.
Delighted that the Baptist Times has published my article on Serving God in schools and on the streets. I am trying hard to get people thinking about a worldview-infused way of doing mission and discipleship. Please write to the BT and join the discussion.
RealityBites works in schools but we also work on the streets serving students, homeless people and passersby with Christian hospitality and good-humoured conversation. We set up our stall opposite the Library pub situated on the edge of Hyde Park, next to the Leeds University campus.
I was incredibly encouraged by the feedback and response I received yesterday.
Here is the feedback of two students.