Bringing the Text to Life
The church is bombarded with "Spam" messages: that God can be found anywhere, that accepting Jesus is all we need to do, that the church is here to meet our needs. Against such unsatisfying claims, the words of Jeremiah and the gospel of Jesus are living water that gushes up to eternal life.
The Internet is supposed to be a vast ocean of free-flowing ideas. Unfortunately, some days it seems like a tiny cesspool of pornography and get-rich-quick schemes. A great deal of the e-mail that pours through the "Net" each day is pure junk: invitations to VISIT XXX ADULT SITES or MAIL OUT 200 LETTERS AND RECEIVE OVER $800,000 GUARANTEED!!
Have any of you been "Spammed" lately? If you spend any time online, you know what I'm talking about. Spamming is the sending of the same message -- usually junk e-mail -- to everyone on an e-mail list or set of electronic news groups. The "message is everywhere," says the Cyber Dweeb in The Detroit News, "polluting the electronic landscape like an...