Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
The Titanic sank 100 years ago after hyping the "Big Lie" -- that it was unsinkable. We take a look at this tragic event, and then move to the epistle reading for today where we learn about another "Big Lie."
For material based on today's gospel reading, see "Binky Belief," April 18, 2004, at HomileticsOnline.com.
April 15, 1912 -- 100 years ago today -- the "unsinkable" Titanic sank.
The ship went down in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg, taking 1,517 people to their deaths and shocking the world. As you gather for worship today, people all over the world are engaging in centennial memorials to this event that continues to capture our imagination. Why the morbid fascination?
Well, the scale of the disaster certainly has something to do with it. Then there's the star-crossed romantic image of the fateful voyage as a clash of class and culture as portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the wildly popular 1997 movie...