The era of Fake Plastic Love – Podcast #16


4 responses to “The era of Fake Plastic Love – Podcast #16”

  1. Vivienne Picken avatar
    Vivienne Picken

    Thank you so much for your ministry throughout these dark times. For one who has been banned from helping administer communion because I don’t wear a mask, your words today about fake plastic love have a particular resonance. The words of the Archbishop to unvaccinated people, of whom I am one, are also very harsh, since the vaccinated can transmit covid in the same proportions as the unvaccinated.
    Please continue with your podcasts

    1. I’m so sorry to hear about being banned from helping administer communion. I think people are no longer thinking rationally, and it’s getting worse. The Archbishop’s comments about the unvaccinated were disgraceful.

      Yesterday I read Francis Schaeffer’s book “A Christian Manifesto”, and there is a whole chapter about the limits of civil obedience. I hope to do a podcast about it in the new year, but one thing really jumped out at me: “to resist tyranny is to honour God”. Those who resist what is going on are the ones who are truly honouring the Lord.

      Earlier on I read Psalm 146, and I hope these verses help you as they helped me:

      “He upholds the cause of the oppressed
      and gives food to the hungry.
      The Lord sets prisoners free,
      the Lord gives sight to the blind,
      the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
      the Lord loves the righteous.
      The Lord watches over the foreigner
      and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
      but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.”

      God bless, Phill

  2. Thankyou for your blog. Having come to similar conclusions about the pandemic response myself and lost my sense of peace about it as a Christian, your blog has been encouraging me in understanding how to respond out of faith rather than just worldly exasperation.

    The first sign to me something was wrong in the churches response was when I arrived in our church foyer which was now filled with Covid safe measures and signs rather than symbols like the cross and scriptures.

    I joked that we should instead fill up the automatic hand sanitizer with anointing oil but despite the judgemental looks, I felt at that moment there was something quite profound and sad going on, especially as scientists were clear by then surface transmission was not a significant factor in Covid spread. Its good to remember light will defeat darkness.

    1. Thank you for your comment Hugh. I’m pleased that my blog has been a help to you.

      I completely agree with your comment about the church foyer – when ‘safety’ is controlling every aspect of our worship, one has to wonder whether God has been replaced by safety.

      God bless, Phill

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