Had a great time with the students at London School of Theology today. I was speaking on Isaiah 1 about what kind of worship God is looking for. I argued that we need to pursue intimacy and activism. They have got some brilliant people on the teaching staff including my good friends Sam Hargreaves and Geraldine Lattie. We talked about Isaiah’s stinging critique of Israel’s worship:
Your incense is detestable to me.
New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations –
I cannot bear your evil assemblies.
Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals
I hate with all my being.
They have become a burden to me;
I am weary of bearing them.
When you spread out your hands in prayer,
I will hide my eyes from you;
Even if you offer many prayers,
I am not listening.
Your hands are full of blood!
We talked about Isaiah’s call to pursue justice not just empty rituals .Some of the students showed an interest for getting involved as advocates for our campaign in their churches and peers.
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