Considering religious questions and learning about religious figures can seem boring and irrelevant to our everyday lives. To many the Christian life can feel safe, traditional and boring. Yet we encounter someone who found something different and transformative in an ancient religious figure. An uplifting and positive conversation.
Our guest: Andrew Palau. Andrew is the son of the late international evangelist Luis Palau and works with the Luis Palau Association where he coordinates worldwide outreach events. He is a popular author and speaker.
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Bigger questions asked in the conversation
Andrew, just to clarify, you don’t have anything to do with the Western Pacific island country Palau?
Now, Andrew, but you work for the organisation which bears the name of your late father? How does that feel?
Life of Luis Palau
Now Andrew, sadly, your father passed away earlier this year, and we’re sorry for your loss, but can you please tell us a bit about his life and legacy?
Your father said that the real commitment of his life was to win people to Jesus Christ - and he claimed that there is nothing greater in the whole world. Why is this? Is there really nothing greater in the whole world?
Many people don’t consider Jesus because he just seems boring and antiquated.Wouldn’t devotion to Jesus lead to a boring life?
The Bible’s answer: Jesus brings life
Today’s big question is: Is Jesus boring, and the Bible engages this big question in numerous ways, but in the Gospel of John, one of the four biographies of Jesus that we have, Jesus makes the fairly audacious statement in John 10:10 where he says,
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Now Andrew, at your father’s memorial service, you said that your father loved this verse. What was it about this verse that he loved so much?
Andrew, your father’s life has been turned into a movie - how did your father react to a film being made about his life?
PALAU THE MOVIE is now screening across Australia and New Zealand on the brand new streaming platform, WONDER. Now you feature in the film in a very minor role - were you happy with how you were depicted? As a baby?
The Big Question
So Andrew, is Jesus boring