Inspired by an illustration in an excellent sermon preached today at Connections by Jonathan Adamczewski (on Luke 6:43-49), and in the light of ANZAC day yesterday, is this pointer to the original reference of the term “Lest We Forget.” The term was coined in a poem written by Rudyard Kipling called “Recessional”. Far from being [...]
Archive for April, 2009
Former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has made some powerful comments on the current crisis. As George Conger reports: THE ANGLICAN Communion should be “united by doctrine and a shared faith” and not subservient to its ecclesial structures, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey has said.
If you haven’t heard/watched it, do. Piper on 2 Tim 1:1-12 at Gospel Coalition National Conference in Chicago. http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/resources/a/Feed-the-Flame-of-Gods-Gift-Unashamed-Courage-in-the-Gospel has audio and video links. (Trying to find link to non-flash video but perhaps it doesn’t exist).
I’ve previously mentioned the recent meeting of the GAFCON Primates’ Council in London. Some interesting comments have surfaced since then: 1) There has been some comment about the lack of media interest and the attendance of only one journalist at the associated press conference. It has been cartooned and blogged about (see picture on right). [...]
With regards to the church of God on this planet we are in an era, like many others beforehand, where the up-and-coming generations of leaders are wrestling with age-old questions of “What is church?” It is not a self-serving question – in the end it bottles down to, “What’s the point?” – which brings us [...]
Insightful post at the Resurgence: Almost every lead pastor I know deals significantly with loneliness. I think the struggle is even more difficult for church planters… Church planters and pastors must make biblical, life-giving community a real priority. Proverbs 18:1 says, “Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.” [...]
Nothing particular new here, but an interesting summation of the GAFCON Primates meeting from ACNA’s point of view:
The GAFCON Primates’ Council has met in London and has released a communique: There is nothing surprising in here, although we might note: Nomenclature needs some work – GAFCON (Global Anglican Futures CONference) or FCA (Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans)? Even in this document there is a reference to both the GAFCON Primates’ Council and the [...]
Paying homage to my dairy-farming childhood I hereby inaugurate the COW prize – the “Comment Of the Week” that I shall award at vaguely regular intervals based on vague and imprecise criteria. The inaugural COW goes to Mikey Lynch for his tag-line and link to marshillglobal. Oh my goodness… After they have harvested this planet, [...]
A comment on my previous post about a global vision for Mars Hill Church and the Acts 29 Network pointed me to this video from an Acts 29 Boot Camp: http://theresurgence.com/sites/all/modules/video/resurgence_player.swf In which there is something of an answer to my question of “What is it? What are we seeing here? How is this not [...]