Freedoms staunchly defended, but happily forfeited
Our culture is obsessed with rights – but has no idea how to build community (or at least a community of diversity). It seems that it is impossible to hold to both.
Well, Hugh Palmer has just finished a brilliant series from 1 Corinthians 8-10 about the relationship between our rights and freedoms on the one hand, and our responsibilities and community service on the other hand. We have innate rights and freedoms; but out of love for the community we forgo them, as summed up in this brilliantly pithy statement used for this post’s title. For a church like All Souls, with over 60 different nationalities, as well as all kinds of different social backgrounds and stages in life represented, this is a word in season – very challenging but very necessary. But its relevance to our confused multicultural but fragmenting society couldn’t be more marked. Check it out and enjoy…
|8 Jun 2008||Hugh Palmer||Why not to prize freedom too highly|
|15 Jun 2008||Hugh Palmer||Why not to make use of your rights|
|29 Jun 2008||Hugh Palmer||Why we must live cross-culturally|
|6 Jul 2008||Hugh Palmer||When pride comes before a fall|
|13 Jul 2008||Hugh Palmer||When getting permission is not enough|