A Titanic Lie

A Titanic Lie

Sunday, April 15, 2012
| 1 John 1:1-2:2

One hundred years ago today, the Titanic went down, thus exposing a titanic lie.

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 version of the disaster -- kind of a Romeo and Juliet on the North Atlantic. You can probably watch that on a continuous loop on some TV networks today.

But perhaps the most compelling reason we're so fascinated with this story has to do with the fact that the sinking ship continues to be a morality play about what happens when humans buy...

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