Sin isn’t only doing bad things, it is more fundamentally making good things into ultimate things. Sin is building your life and meaning on anything, even a very good thing, more than on God. Whatever we build our life on will drive us and enslave us. Sin is primarily idolatry.
It is useful to consider what our dominant Aussie idols are, as they may come up in conversations about God with non-Christians. Here are my 3 contenders for Australian Idol of the year, 2009 (25-50 y.o. range):
- AFL (if you are in affected areas)
- Instant Social Connectivity
Please share your 3 nominees. Either vote here in reply or SMS +61488715606 (OK well this is a lame joke, but you are welcome to text my mobile)