LifeCity responds

johnboy 5 February 2007 89

Josh from LifeCity has responded to my concerns about his church.

Wow… I am amazed we are being discussed.

Let me explain a couple things:

‘Shaping the future’(in original comment) – each one of us shapes the future, our own, those in our influence, those far beyond our direct influence.

LifeCity does seek to shape a better future. As a person that has worked in social work (secular based) our society is undeniably in pain through broken families, racial arrogance and ignorance just to begin with.

The ’slogan’ of LifeCity is ‘Real People Real God Real Life’ – whether you like our style which is not traditional european (since when way European 18th century music superior to other cultural music?) but very modern Australian. Our heart is to be authentic – so often the church in general is quick to throw rocks but is often plastic and arrogant.

We are not perfect and you might not agree with our beliefs but that is the beauty of australian society. We can be different and even passionate about what we identify with but by and large we all get along well.

‘2 Launch’ – I find it curious this is something of controversy – I am 26, I have been a youth worker for years – the general crew that do come to LifeCity events are young. That is how I write all the time on the net, that is why we communicate like such. It is actually who we are. I guess when you text you use full words? Our heart is to speak Australian rather than some disconnected ‘religious language’ that has little to do with where each of us really are.

We work together with churches from numerous backgrounds from traditional catholics – to uniting and of course modern churches and everything in between.

We offer a different style that suits some people – if others like the more traditional hymn based services then that is cool. There are plenty of churches for them but for many of us we need something different and LifeCity is that for some.

4 life,

Josh

Oh.. and Anthony is a surfy lad that had that photo taken by an artistic photographer with his new baby. It is not my style either but that is who he is and that is cool with me. I think you will find a lot of similar photos in pro photographers galleries with Dad’s and bubs. I actually have one similar by the same professional photographer but I won’t post it. It is a little embarrassing.

Comment by LifeCity — 5 February, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

On the use of numbers where letters might suffice, I maintain it is either a sign of a moron unfit to offer advice on any subject, or a person overly hard to ingratiate with children. But that’s just my opinion. As for taste in ecclesiatical music I’ll defer to Tolkien thanks:

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

Winter is coming.


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Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:00 pm 07 Feb 07

word bonfire.. I would also recommend anyone with questions regarding spirituality check out some richard dawkins http://richarddawkins.net/

bonfire bonfire 3:25 pm 07 Feb 07

the reality is most peopel who identify themselves as christians have never read the bible. never read the new or old testaments, never trawled through a concordance wondering why each version of the resurrection is different.

the sheep just absorb the message preached to them, selectively chosen to suit a mans agenda whatever it may be.

check this site out: http://www.evilbible.com/

Maelinar Maelinar 1:25 pm 07 Feb 07

NZers are only going to hell because somebody told them it’s warmer than Bluff there.

Danman Danman 1:14 pm 07 Feb 07

To add to th ebemulleted Bon Jovi debate – I offer the following for your perusal and critique

This ain’t a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd
You’re gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud

Chorus:
It’s my life
It’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just want to live while I’m alive
(It’s my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I’m alive
It’s my life

Sadly – this is not from memory.

Thumper Thumper 9:15 am 07 Feb 07

I have no problem with religion, if you want to go to church then so be it.

I don’t, but it’s my choice.

Obviously I’m as radical as AD.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 9:03 am 07 Feb 07

ban religion.. it is corruption of the logical mind.

Bundybear Bundybear 8:24 pm 06 Feb 07

Dang!! Has the thought crossed anyone’s mind that these guys may just be good guys who are involved with the community in a positive way as a consequence of their belief system. And that they are marketing to youth because they’re young, don’t really want to be with the oldies, and think they might get on better with youth. And that their ad reflects who they actually are, which is what they set out to achieve.

Wonder if it’s possible to have a remotely balanced discussion about any topic related to religion???

Best of British to you Life City, and to all who don’t like their story, DON”T GO!!!!

miz miz 7:15 pm 06 Feb 07

JB, what about Bon Jovi??! “a whole philosophy for life can be summed up in a second rate pop song” – scarily, yes actually.
To wit, “We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got/it doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not/We’ve got each other and that’s a lot/for love – we’ll give it a shot!”
Worked for me in every crap relationship I’ve ever had!

Two of clubs Two of clubs 5:28 pm 06 Feb 07

Using full words (as opposed to numerals which actually have nothing to do with the word that ought to be there) is “some disconnected ‘religious language’”?????
Well, I’ll be…
If that’s “Australian speak”, he can have it. I’ll stick with English.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:02 pm 06 Feb 07

Atoz, all country people are going to burn in hell – alongside anyone who walks their dogs near schools, anyone who doesn’t like chocolate, DJ McLaughlin, Paris Hilton, The Waratahs, anyone who engages in sexual acts in toilets, anyone who’s been to Summernats, and New Zealanders. 🙂

toriness toriness 4:57 pm 06 Feb 07

i have only had time to skim read this comments but i say to all ‘god delusion by richard dawkins – read it’

atoz atoz 4:54 pm 06 Feb 07

Isn’t the name LifeCity a bit unfair for those from the bush. Or is it that city people think that they are the only ones worth being saved? Is Canberra considered a city?

RandomGit RandomGit 4:52 pm 06 Feb 07

He might have been an admiral a sultan or a king
and to his praises we shall always sing
Lord look what he’s done for us he’s filled us up with cheer
Our Lord bless Charlie Mops the man who invented Beer beer beer jibbily beer berr beer.

That one was from memory as well.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:47 pm 06 Feb 07

when the lordeth beer cometh all of ye worries will be taken away.. including ye vomit.

RandomGit RandomGit 4:41 pm 06 Feb 07

Sheer, Just as well the wife is now officially a demonstrator then.

Anyone want to do a party?….

sheer sheer 4:34 pm 06 Feb 07

Thumper, Evil, you’re both wrong.

Everyone knows that when the day of reckoning comes, only those of us who have been truly faithful to Tupperware will be admitted through the gates of organised, colour coded, stackable and labeled Heaven.

Thumper Thumper 4:32 pm 06 Feb 07

yeah well, something like that….

RandomGit RandomGit 4:28 pm 06 Feb 07

Really Thumper?

I thought it was
Stage 1: Collect Underpants.
Stage 2: ???
Stage 3: Profit!

snahon snahon 4:28 pm 06 Feb 07

You’re attacking THIS church because you believe that its ‘marketing’ approach is bordering on predatory and because they are marketing themselves on myspace – which by all accounts you believe is a haven of paedopilia – hence the paedohpilia analogy…
Is this a correct surmise from your comments or have I mis-understood something ?

RandomGit RandomGit 4:27 pm 06 Feb 07

Mr Evil, you obviously have not been touched by HIS noodly appendage…..Arrrr!

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