Retrofuture [3]: Attitude and Authority

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The Episode | Attitude and Authority

Seek the Welfare of the City
- Jeremiah

Like the Israelites, we often find ourselves in “Exile”. The state of being in a situation that we don’t want to be in. Jeremiah writes to a people in exile and asks two things of them. Firstly, that they choose an attitude that changes how they perceive their situation. Secondly, that they realise that they have the authority to influence the situation they find themselves in. In the midst of a scary time they are guided towards a profound call - that they seek the peace, the Shalom, the wholeness of the place they find themselves in. What if that’s still our call from God for our own space and situation?

The Series | Retrofuture

Retrofuturism (n.) /ˌrɛtrəʊˈfjuːtʃərɪz(ə)m/ An arts movement considering the influence of how the past imagined what the future would be.

Every generation imagines what the future will look like.  Some of those things come true, some don’t.  You’ll have noticed we don’t yet have flying cars (so Back to the Future was wrong), but we do have cell phones (so StarTrek underestimated us)! The same is true for us as a church.  We grow in the dreams and imagination of people that planted WKC 25 years ago.  Things have changed since then, for our church and our city.  New things have come, old things have gone, somethings have come and gone.  But we’re still here as a community committed to exploring the surprising grace of Jesus.  And despite all the change.  Our church, and our city, still really need grace.  So for us in this series the question is, how do we navigate the future while being honest to our past?

Retrofuture | September 8-29