Jump to content


Photo

Christian chat thread


  • Please log in to reply
79 replies to this topic

#16 pinksweetie

pinksweetie

    Part of the Furniture

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,831 posts

Posted 11 October 2008 - 06:57 AM

Hi Girls,
Just thought I would pop in and say hi. Im a Christian too, brought up in a Christian home.
And made the decision for myself around the age of 4, never looked back.

I went to an Assemblies of God church growing up, but now I live in melbourne and go to Planet Shakers when I get the Chance.

Let's keep this thread going chicks! smile.gif

Dressed in pink, makes the boys wink.


<a href="http://www.TickerFac...rFactory.com/">
<img border="0" src="http://tickers.Ticke...event.png"></a>

#17 nephthys

nephthys

    Nothing worth having is easy.

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,374 posts

Posted 18 October 2008 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE(pinksweetie @ Oct 11 2008, 07:57 AM) View Post

Hi Girls,
Just thought I would pop in and say hi. Im a Christian too, brought up in a Christian home.
And made the decision for myself around the age of 4, never looked back.

I went to an Assemblies of God church growing up, but now I live in melbourne and go to Planet Shakers when I get the Chance.

Let's keep this thread going chicks! smile.gif


Planet Shakers? I've never heard of that. Is it a denomination or the name of a church within the Assemblies of God umbrella? It sounds like it would be quite liberal? By liberal I mean, not older hymns and structure of an orthodox service.
{Insert witty line/ticker/photo here}

#18 * Kylie *

* Kylie *

    Well behaved women rarely make history...

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,447 posts

Posted 18 October 2008 - 06:53 PM

Planet Shakers is the band that Guy Sebastian came out of isn't it from Paradise Church in Adelaide? Or have they now called churches that name as a kind of extension of that church?
<center>IPB Image</center>
<center><a href="http://www.myfitness...ss-ticker"><img border="0" src="http://tickers.myfit...20/3065820.png" /></a><p style="text-align:center;width:420px;"><small>Created by MyFitnessPal - Free <a href="http://www.myfitness...al.com">Calorie Counter</a></small></p></center>

#19 Puggie

Puggie

    Part of the Furniture

  • ForumAddict
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,808 posts

Posted 18 October 2008 - 08:59 PM

QUOTE(CamALI @ Sep 13 2008, 09:23 PM) View Post

I am a catholic , married to a Anglican, raising our son as an Anglican.

Flip that and that's me - Anglican married to a Catholic and raising a Catholic son wink.gif

QUOTE(nephthys @ Sep 14 2008, 03:14 PM) View Post

How do you approach the idea of God creating the world in contrast with an accident of nature like the big-bang theory supports?

QUOTE(MeganH @ Sep 14 2008, 04:33 PM) View Post

I don't like Intelligent Design as a theory for several reasons (including because it tends to be held up as a scientific theory rather than the religious theory it is) but I'm a 'six day creation as metaphor for evolution' kind of person.

That would sum up my beliefs, too. I like it the way it was explained to us at (a Christian) school. 'God created something, and then it evolved'. Works for me biggrin.gif I consider a lot of bible teachings to be metaphors - or stories made to try and explain the (at the time) inexplicable. I essentially feel there are core themes running through the writings, and many of the stories and histories are different ways of illustrating the same fundamental points smile.gif


#20 pinksweetie

pinksweetie

    Part of the Furniture

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,831 posts

Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:30 PM

Planet shakers was started as a youth conference at PAradise, Adelaide AOG about 10 years ago!

Guy sebastian did indeed come out of this church.

About 5 years ago, One of the founding pastors of Planet Shakers, felt God tell him to move to Melbourne and start up a church.

It is very modern church, aimed at the youth of melbourne, not old or orthodox as such. Not to say that those churches arent any good of course.

They average about 1000 in each service and have 3 services on sundays.



Dressed in pink, makes the boys wink.


<a href="http://www.TickerFac...rFactory.com/">
<img border="0" src="http://tickers.Ticke...event.png"></a>

#21 ~AnA~

~AnA~

    Travel happy AnA

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts

Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:33 PM

Hi.

I admit I feel very shy being in here. I am not used to talking about God and what I feel.

I was baptized as a Catholic when I was a baby and went to a Catholic school from grade 1 to 12. I moved away from Christianity because of all the contradictory things I heard and saw and I went through I suppose a defiant and angry stage (unrelated to religion). I was also very lazy. I probably still am.

My now husband is a very committed Christian and has been since I met him. I didn't really ever talk to him about God but we had some arguments about people who proclaim to be committed Christians but behave in an unfriendly manner. I have known him for 9 years...

However in the last maybe year or so.. something changed. I found myself opening up... I don't know what it was. Now I go to my husband's church and to their young adult fellowship. I also enjoy hearing lessons from the bible (I never thought I'd say that), as it can be related to every day life.

I am very conscious of not going to God falsely. I do not want to pretend to be anything that I'm not, nor go to church out of obligation rather then choice. I don't read the bible regularly, cannot quote from the bible, nor do I spend a significant amount of time doing church related stuff.

I also just wanted to say a couple of things, my opinions only.

No one is perfect. There are contradictions within people's behaviours and the teachings of God. That is what being human is. I have to remember that.

Also, I brought up the scientific stuff with my husband (I question a lot!), he is a scientist (botanical). He brought up a valid point - many scientist theories are just that. Theories.

Anyway, I'll pop in, I hope that's ok.

<center><embed src="http://www.widdlytinks.com/birthday/birthday-tickers/birthdayticker.swf" FlashVars="t1=&t2=Our beautiful Ana &b=8&c=0xFF9999&f=31&y=2012&m=5&d=18" quality="high" wmode="transparent" width="430" height="115" name="Pregnancy Ticker" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="samedomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></embed><br><a href="http://www.widdlytinks.com/">Birthday Tickers from WiddlyTinks.com</a></center>

<div align="center">My Blog - Anas Musings</div>

Ana, ma Petit Tresor - Clothes and hair blooms for your little one

#22 pinksweetie

pinksweetie

    Part of the Furniture

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,831 posts

Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:44 PM

Hello there and welcome!!

Don't be shy, pop in anytime and say hi.

Unfortuntely there are a few people out there who give the rest of us a bad name. Your husband sounds like a good man, and it's good to get involved with other people the same age.

If you have any questions, your more than welcome to msg me. Im a pastors/preachers kid.
I dont know everything or claim to, but I have a good understanding of a lot of things.

Cheers smile.gif

Dressed in pink, makes the boys wink.


<a href="http://www.TickerFac...rFactory.com/">
<img border="0" src="http://tickers.Ticke...event.png"></a>

#23 Shelbyville87

Shelbyville87

    Newbie

  • frequent poster
  • Pip
  • 70 posts

Posted 23 October 2008 - 04:15 PM

I am a christian - have been my whole life and go to an Anglican church. I was raised in a christian family and went through sunday school and youth group etc at church. I went to a christian school for high school. I still attend the same Anglican church and now help lead sunday school. I am the only one in my family (mum, dad, brother, me) that attend church so its nice to find a thread like this and chat with others.


Michelle
Michelle

#24 Vicki

Vicki

    this is how it is

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,427 posts

Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:07 PM

I am a christian and have been since my teenage years. DH was also brought up a christian but was in the Uniting Church and I was brought up in a pentecostal church so needless to say we had different needs from a church. We have found a lovely Church of Christ church which is traditional enough for him and pentecostal enough for me smile.gif Its a big family church and Abbi loves it so we are happy biggrin.gif

I dont come onto ido often but would love a place to chat about these things smile.gif

Buffy I just wanted to touch on what you said, God said to love the sinner and hate the sin so supporting people in their own decisions is a great way to do that
<center>

<img src="http://www.bubblebub.../vickisig.jpg">
</center>

#25 * Kylie *

* Kylie *

    Well behaved women rarely make history...

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,447 posts

Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:15 PM

QUOTE(pinksweetie @ Oct 20 2008, 06:44 PM) View Post

Im a pastors/preachers kid.

laugh.gif So am I!!!

And I probably live up to the bad stories they say about those preachers kids. biggrin.gif
<center>IPB Image</center>
<center><a href="http://www.myfitness...ss-ticker"><img border="0" src="http://tickers.myfit...20/3065820.png" /></a><p style="text-align:center;width:420px;"><small>Created by MyFitnessPal - Free <a href="http://www.myfitness...al.com">Calorie Counter</a></small></p></center>

#26 LittleTraveller

LittleTraveller

    Viva La Vida

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,268 posts

Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:12 PM

Hi everyone....

Heidi here, have just changed my user name recently.

Its great to see a thread like this. I have been a christian since I was 20, am now almost 27. I was previously very involved in church, but the last year or so have struggled a little with my faith and dont have a church home at the moment.

I would love to chat to you all more. Though I havent been going to church recently, my faith is still really important to me..i pray/chat with God every day and do alot of reading and devotions.

Would be great to talk to you all more smile.gif
*Life is beautiful...live it every day*

#27 pinksweetie

pinksweetie

    Part of the Furniture

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,831 posts

Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:09 PM

Wow, it's great to see that things are picking up in here. Let's keep it going as much as we can.

Hello and Welcome to some of you newer chicks, the more the merrier.


Kylie - us preachers kids gotta stick together right. Cos no-one understands like us. I used to hate being a preachers kid, it never really worked in my favour. I was always left out of everything believe it or not, it was terrible.

None of the guys at church ever wanted to date me, Dad was only the Childrens and Assitant pastor, not even the Head Honcho. Of courese the senior pastors daughter the same age as me got all the attention!!

Im not jealous now, but back then used to drive me nuts, and I would come home upset after youth group so many times, wondering what an earth I did wrong.!! sad.gif

Dressed in pink, makes the boys wink.


<a href="http://www.TickerFac...rFactory.com/">
<img border="0" src="http://tickers.Ticke...event.png"></a>

#28 ~AnA~

~AnA~

    Travel happy AnA

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts

Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

Thought I'd pop back in here!

To Kylie and pinksweetie - I imagine it could have been quite difficult growing up as a 'preacher's kid'. Lot of potential stigma and also pressure. Phew!!

Tomorrow night we're doing a pizza night before adult fellowship (BAD!! but YUM!!). I've kind of joined the fellowship primarily because I really wanted to better understand this side of my husband that I've grappled with for so long...

But strangely enough when it comes to the actual fellowship, I really enjoy it!

...I actually found it very hard to get to know everyone because it was so cliquey and I was such a nigel for a LONG time. Now it's a bit better... Is this cliquey-ness normal? I wonder whether it makes it a bit more difficult for new people wanting to join the church a bit harder? When more casual people come to fellowship, I always go and talk to them (just because I like talking!) because I remember how I felt...

I hope you don't mind my weird ramblings...

<center><embed src="http://www.widdlytinks.com/birthday/birthday-tickers/birthdayticker.swf" FlashVars="t1=&t2=Our beautiful Ana &b=8&c=0xFF9999&f=31&y=2012&m=5&d=18" quality="high" wmode="transparent" width="430" height="115" name="Pregnancy Ticker" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="samedomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></embed><br><a href="http://www.widdlytinks.com/">Birthday Tickers from WiddlyTinks.com</a></center>

<div align="center">My Blog - Anas Musings</div>

Ana, ma Petit Tresor - Clothes and hair blooms for your little one

#29 nephthys

nephthys

    Nothing worth having is easy.

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,374 posts

Posted 24 October 2008 - 01:41 PM

Hi guys!

AnA, yes, it is an unfortunate aspect of all religions that it tends to be a bit cliquey. A place of worship is made up of people, not a building, and they are little societies in themselves. I think it's because you are sharing such an intimate aspect of your life with people that it's natural to gravitate towards a group who understands/believes as you do. Also, similar age is a big thing too. Most Christians have been in a church for a very long time and they've grown up or spent a lot of time with their group so you become fast friends. This is why it's like it is and I wish it wasn't the case. Even if I go to a different church, I won't get greeted or included until I've been there for a while too... any wonder people get turned off. sad.gif I always make an effort to greet people I haven't met before and welcome them because I know how it feels to be on the other end.

Ah-ha! I see we have a couple of PKs amongst us. laugh.gif Yes, there is a great stigma attached to being the child of a minister and it wouldn't be an easy start to life at all.

I'm looking forward to church tomorrow (I go on Saturday) and I'm looking forward to getting more involved again next year when study is over. I've missed it!


{Insert witty line/ticker/photo here}

#30 rosered

rosered

    i-do Addict

  • avid user
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,421 posts

Posted 24 October 2008 - 10:46 PM

I think you make a good point, there, Nephthys - it can be cliquey. One of the many reasons I don't go to church (the others include liking to sleep in if it's my turn on Sundays and still being freaked about actually being a Christian) is that I wasn't brought up in it. Not only do I not know anybody - we moved to a new city earlier this year - but I don't even know half the prayers and almost all of the hymns.

Perhaps there should be some way of making it a bit less scary to the uninitiated!

Hey, can I ask a question of the Hillsongy people? I've read media reports (I'm a journalist so tend to suspect everything I read, so I'm not trying to be provocative, I'm just curious) that one of the tenets of the Hillsong church is that personal prosperity is okay and 'God wants you to be well-off'. To what extent is this a big media beat-up?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users