Sunday, 21 August 2011

Dr. Andrew Corbett

This is a wonderful video presented by a pastor in New Zealand, Dr. Andrew Corbett. I absolutely love his accent, and his quiet and gentle passion. In this 27 minute video, he brings up many things (I'm going to have to watch this a couple of times, at least) such as "the gift vs the packaging", the "Midnight Society" (of fiction writers and artists), and that we as Christians wage war in the realm of ideas, ideas that can build strongholds (of wrong thinking) in people's minds. I hope you enjoy this little conversation as much as I do:

I don't agree with everything he says...I don't agree with his thoughts about using Harry Potter as a springboard to introduce the things that are similar to what the Bible says about the struggles between good and evil and the ultimate outcome being life after death, etc. I agree that we don't necessarily have to pull away from any contact with subject matter such as Harry Potter as being a taboo, something that we must not touch. To the Christian, all things are clean and pure so in that sense I do agree with Dr. Corbett that we don't have to worry about abstaining from certain types of fiction or films. However not all things are in our best interest. Some things might sidetrack and bog us down unnecessarily, or might even be a hindrance in our walk, or in how others (non-Christians who are watching us) may perceive us. Paul warns us that we need to be respectful and caring about hindering others who are weaker brethren, and also the fact that the truth is evil spoken of because of how some Christians (whether they truly are Christian or not is possibly debatable) behave themselves, or what they allow themselves to be involved with.

Anyway, he does have many good things to bring to the table, food for thought. Whether you agree or disagree with Dr. Corbett, he presents his arguments with a delightful accent and sweet passion.


  1. I like that about you, Susan, you don't have to agree with everyone on everything but can still find that we all can contribute to the conversation!

    I will check this out.

  2. Hi Ma,

    I agree, everyone should be heard, and when necessary, we can disagree. There are some teachings that are poisonous and antithetical to what Jesus actually said, and I'll converse with people that I disagree with, unless and until it becomes argumentative and unproductive to continue. They of course can keep talking, but I don't have to keep listening and/or answering. ;-)


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