Wowâ€¦ I am amazed we are being discussed.
Let me explain a couple things:
â€˜Shaping the futureâ€™(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 â€™sloganâ€™ of LifeCity is â€˜Real People Real God Real Lifeâ€™ – 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.
â€˜2 Launchâ€™ – I find it curious this is something of controversy â€“ I am 26, I have been a youth worker for years â€“ 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 â€˜religious languageâ€™ that has little to do with where each of us really are.
We work together with churches from numerous backgrounds from traditional catholics â€“ to uniting and of course modern churches and everything in between.
We offer a different style that suits some people â€“ 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.
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 Dadâ€™s and bubs. I actually have one similar by the same professional photographer but I wonâ€™t post it. It is a little embarrassing.
Comment by LifeCity â€” 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.