Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 27-SEP-2020 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 17 – Thanks to the Internet, we now have a greater capacity than ever before to communicate with each other. However, Internet communication can be manipulated to determine what we may and may not see and hear, and the algorithms are designed to reinforce a particular one-sided, adverserial view of the world. A result is a reduction in the ability of people with different points of view to hear each other with respect and understanding, and it can lead to conflict. A few thousand years ago, Paul was a prisoner in chains when he wrote a letter to the small church in Philippi, and in the letter he directly addressed a conflict between two of the women in the church. He urged them to be of the same mind, meaning that he wanted them to engage together with courageous, humbling service, which is what it means to be of the same mind as Christ. When we communicate with each other, we must give serious consideration to the way our speech and actions impact on the life of others.
Philippians 2: 1-13

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