- Jesus questioned about fasting - Jesus and his disciples did not fast, they were at the party feasting like everyone else. And they evidently didn’t fast on the other days, either. Jesus is someone new, he is the Messiah. He has brought new life, the life of God himself, and made it available to people. And this new life demands new forms of expression.
- "Is the old better?" We can get so used to the ways we have been doing things that we are not willing to change our forms to be more effective in communicating the gospel effectively to others. There is a danger that our love of the familiar may keep us from staying in step with Jesus and what he is doing. We need to stay willing to change our wineskins as needed!
I believe that the new wine of the unchanging gospel needs to be poured anew, and into new wineskins of a radically contextualised church. I think creative young people of Christ should engage in the many cultures and subcultures in Australia to plant unconventional church (faith communities).
What do you think about that? How do you feel about that?