It isn’t something that has been written about in the popular Christian leadership magazines in the West. There aren’t conference topics on the subject at gatherings for church leaders in the US, Canada, Britain or Australia. But things are changing. Now churches have to think about the reality of protecting people who are interested
Archives for March 2017
In Vancouver, Franklin Graham will be conducting a ‘Festival of Hope’ which is the rebranded name for evangelistic meetings which his father held under the now impolitic name of ‘crusades’. But the crusader imagery has been brought to the forefront again as a group of churches in Vancouver have signed a letter denouncing Graham’s arrival.
Too much or not enough? That is always the challenge when we look to church history, historical theology and the history of biblical interpretation. How much credence do we give to the reflections and conclusions of those who have gone before us. The Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck is really helpful : The history of dogma
Grace spotting We were blessed to be able to give thanks to God as we gathered together on Sunday March 12th to learn in our Sunday School classes, and to hear from 1 Thessalonians 5.18 which said, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Sermon