With the Jesus All About Life campaign now underway in Sydney I thought I’d do a scan of what’s happening online. In the process I stumbled across a conversation between Dominic Steel, senior minister of Christians in the Media, and Shane Rogerson, an old church buddy.
Dominic asks, “I have been struggling to think of the next 10 words that I want to say after the advertisement’s brilliant catchy statement: Jesus is all about life. But what are the next 10 words I am to say to my friends?”
Shane responds, “Its a great conversation starter. Everyone knows it won’t seal the deal. My next 12 words: what do you think life’s about? have you seriously looked at Jesus?”
Now, while I think there’s a danger here in any suggestion we adopt formulaic responses, I do agree asking open-ended questions like that is not a bad way to engage with the sorts of questions the Jesus All About Life may stir up.
I think Shane’s other comments deserve some attention too. We all know it is nothing more than a conversation starter, but I am not sure how many non-Christians realize that we realize that.
So, I’d just like to throw this question out to everyone, Christian and non-Christian, religious and non-religious. What do you think life’s about? Have you seriously looked at Jesus?