Tweeting the truth
The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has for the first time tweeted his Christmas message, condensing Christmas in 280 characters.
“Twitter now seems to be the preferred method of communication for at least one of our world leaders.” the Archbishop said. “With a limit of 280 characters–it is difficult to say much–let alone explain anything complex. Who knows what might happen if the leader of another country takes something the wrong way?”
Dr Davies then gave a tweet version of God sending Jesus to our world – it read
God creates the world We rebel God sends his Son Jesus into our world to be born in a stable + grow up to die on a cross but that’s not the end He defeats death + is raised to life offering every1 freedom from death. In short—a baby born in a shed saves the world #canyoubelieveit
The Archbishop then urged people to read the full version of the Christmas events.
"That’s the sweetest tweet you’ll ever hear—but this Christmas, why not get the full picture by reading the Gospel of Luke in a modern version of the Bible. It won’t take you long."
Dr Davies will preach at St Andrew’s Cathedral at 10 am on Christmas Day.
There will be a range of services at the Cathedral during Christmas week, Wednesday Dec 20 at 6pm, Thursday Dec 21 at 7.30 pm, and on Christmas Eve at 4pm, 6:30pm, 8pm & 11pm.
Check details of Christmas services throughout Sydney and the Illawarra at the churchnearyou website.