Monday, September 03, 2007

A sign of the times

With APEC hitting Sydney this week (21 world leaders from nations comprising over 50% of global GDP), I'm looking for a sign. That is, a sign to go up out the front of our church. Any suggestions?

The current sign reads Thank God you're here. I'm intrigued to frequently find new people mentioning the sign as one reason they felt willing to check out our church. Earlier this year, I mentioned a few previous attempts, and also posted some pictures of the board.

12 comments:

Donna said...

How about something eschatological like: "When Jesus visits Sydney, it won't just be an inconvenience."

Donna said...

Or:

APEC

All-Souls
People
Enjoy
Church

Join us!

Donna said...

Or:

Come join us for our meeting this week - we won't make you wear funny clothes...

Rachel said...

what about... there are no fences around God - he is very approachable unlike some...

i would like a t-shirt that said 'jesus is a barrier to free-trade'

byron smith said...

Here is another suggestions:
A
Present [/Pressing/Pending]
Ecological
Crisis

Gordon Cheng said...

I know you love confrontation, Byron, so here's my suggestion.

cyberpastor said...

How about,

"God's economy is generosity."

byron smith said...

Gordon - I do love confrontation, when it done with respect and love.

For those who missed Gordon's suggestion, it was:

APEC* must repent
*All People Except Christians

As this is being discussed over on the board to which Gordon linked, I won't say more here, except to put my counter-suggestion:

APEC* must repent
*All People, Even Christians

byron smith said...

Cyberpastor - I like it. Tim and I were trying to think of something about economics and prosperity, but ours were all negative ("there is more to life than prosperity", etc).

byron smith said...

Here's another one I like, by Roger Bray:

Are
People
Equally
Cared for?

tdix said...

APEC leaders spend --
Jesus saves

David Castor said...

As this is being discussed over on the board to which Gordon linked, I won't say more here, except to put my counter-suggestion:

APEC* must repent
*All People, Even Christians


I rather like:

APEC* must repent
*All People, Even Cheng

Mind you, while I think that it might create a bit of conversation in Anglican circles, it won't mean anything to the general public.

I'd possibly take your suggestion, but recognising that a bit of self-deprecation works a treat, I'd go a little further:

*All People, Especially Christians

Just to round things off, this is one I thought of on the way to work:

"Jesus: A world leader who doesn't believe in barriers."