Monday, 12 January 2009

INSANE - the event

Happening right now in the city of Melbourne, is an historic event called INSANE. Detailed for ages 14-25, 600+ great people have gathered to explore the riches of God, experience the indiscriminate love of God, and express their faith in the wider community of Melbourne to the glory of God.

Pray with us for them and who they will influence in the course of this dynamic event. Hallelujah!

note: I am aware that the choice of the name of this event is not fully appreciated.
From Merriam-Webster:
Pronunciation: \in-sān\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin insanus, from in- + sanus sane
Date: circa 1550
1 : mentally disordered : exhibiting insanity

This term is used to describe people who are mentally disordered. These people too are created in the image of God and should not be belittled in any way by anyone, especially the organisers of this event. I assure you that the intention of the use of this term speaks to the language of the target audience with an understanding the what is considered sane by the present culture in which we live, is unacceptable for followers of Jesus. Thank you for understanding.

Deuteronomy 32:20 (MSG)
20 He said, "From now on I'm looking the other way. Wait and see what happens to them. Oh, they're a turned-around, upside-down generation! Who knows what they'll do from one moment to the next?

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