The Real New Age Movement

Today is both Easter Sunday and my youngest daughters 1st birthday.  Not to mention that we’re away from home trying to decorate our new curates house!!  So this is only a short one.  But I simply couldn’t let today, of all days, pass without writing something.  Today, is the day we remember and celebrate our saviour’s resurrection.

This is so much more than what many people, including Christians, seem to make of it.  It’s so, so, so much more than just a happy ending.  You see, the Old Testament hope was that, at the renewal of all things, God’s people, all God’s people, would be resurrected.  Then, amazingly, right in the middle of history, God raises one man, Jesus Christ.  The future hope comes crashing into the present, as he is the first-fruits of new creation.

It’s often said that Christians are living in the “end-times”, only awaiting Christ’s return.  And that’s true.  But there’s another, equally important truth.  We are living in the beginning of the new times, the renewed, restored creation.  The resurrection tells us that the renewal of this world is guaranteed, as it has already begun in Christ, and, by God’s grace, within us as we respond to him.

Here’s Rob Bell’s summary, which I highly recommend:

Rob Bell – Resurrection

Happy Easter everyone, Christ has risen and nothing can ever, or will ever, be the same ever again.  The New Age has begun, come and join in.

(P.S. If this sounds strange, can I very strongly recommend the book “Surprised by Hope”, by Tom Wright)

About David

I'm the curate at St. Anne's Church, in the parish of Shevington, Standish Lower Ground and Crooke. I'm married to Carole and have two beautiful daughters called Sarah and Anabel
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7 Responses to The Real New Age Movement

  1. Andy says:

    Can’t stand the way he moves about in that video clip though!

    • David says:

      Oh no, I hate it when a speaker stands in one place like a statute, show some enthusiam for crying out loud!! But hey, at least it means we finally disagree on something!!

  2. Andy says:

    There is moving…..and then there is moving!

    We had a visiting speaker on Sunday who claimed to have preached his message in the morning suspended from the Church ceiling in a straight jacket.

    Something to try for a first impression in Shevington perhaps?

  3. Andy says:

    I would imagine so, it would just look a little odd – but there again it’s odd enough already! Surplus = surplus to requirement!

    …or is there actually a biblical argument for the robes?…….

    • David says:

      I don’t think so. At least none that I think are worth arguing. But if I need to wear them to get some people to listen to me about Jesus, then I’ll wear them!

  4. Emma says:

    I’m glad Andy hasn’t seen me in the classroom. If he thinks that is moving about…

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