Culture Cancelling Jesus – Cancel Culture Series (Session One)
Cancel Culture is a phrase that describes something happening in the world around us. When something is canceled, it is nulled, ended, voided, done, over, no longer wanted … you get the idea… But today that same idea is also applied to people, that sense of cancel is the basic idea behind the slang meaning of canceling a person. When a person is canceled, they are no longer supported, valued, or considered to exist.
Usually if someone is said to be canceled is because they have done something to offend someone else or taken a position that is not popular with the mainstream of thought.
It might surprise you to find that although the phrase seems fresh, the idea of cancel culture is not new. As a matter of fact, it has been happening for thousands of years.
As we move into the Easter season, we begin this series with a look back in time where the things we discover impact our lives here and now. The first century culture did their best to cancel Jesus. It didn’t’ work then, it doesn’t work now, and that is great news for each of us.