Author Archives: John Armstrong

A Special Season in the Desert – A Journey into Deeper Ecumenism (3)

What God gave to me in the late 1990s, and into the early years of this present century, was a settled assurance that he would go with me into a desert. There I would feel abandoned at times but he … Continue reading

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A Special Season in the Desert – A Journey Into Deeper Ecumenism (2)

My Saturday evening story of Christian unity, that I wrote about yesterday, was connected with two ministries I partnered with for several days: CRM and the City of the Lord. The City of the Lord has centers in Tempe (Phoenix), … Continue reading

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A Special Season in the Desert – A Journey into Deeper Ecumenism (1)

The mission of ACT3 takes me to many cities and communities, to meet with leaders in private as well as large and small groups of earnest Christians from many churches. Some of my most enjoyable work is building relationships with some … Continue reading

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Rev. Ian Simkins on Christian Unity and Why It Maters (2)

Yesterday I published the first of two video interviews ACT3 did with Rev. Ian Simkins about Christian unity and why it matters. This is a wonderful testimony to the power of God in unity and to what this important vision means … Continue reading

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Rev. Ian Simkins on Christian Unity and Why It Matters (1)

ACT3 Network is a mission committed to “empowering leaders and churches for unity in Christ’s mission.” It is led by a board made up of thirteen people. We are Catholic and Protestant, male and female, minister and non-minister, younger and … Continue reading

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The Lausanne Catholic-Evangelical Conversation 2014 (2)

During the days of September 11-13, 2014, twenty-six people from Catholic and evangelical churches gathered to build relationships for the sake of Christ’s mission. Yesterday I shared the first portion of our report. Today I share the second part of … Continue reading

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The Lausanne Catholic-Evangelical Conversation 2014 (1)

Last fall the second annual Lausanne Catholic-Evangelical Conversation took place at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois. Twenty-six people, half of whom were from the Catholic Church and half of whom were from evangelical Protestant communities, joined together for a two-plus day … Continue reading

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Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

Philosophers have debated this question for millennia: “Why is there something rather than nothing?” Christians have an answer, indeed the only answer that I believe satisfies both the mind and the heart. In the distant past there was only God. … Continue reading

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Suzanne McDonald: A Reformed Theologian On Christian Unity

Dr. Suzanne McDonald is associate professor of historical and systematic theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Suzanne is a “new” friend and shared powerfully in our Lausanne Catholic-Evangelical Conversation last fall. Suzanne is a native of Great Britain … Continue reading

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Faith Energized By Love

As I have been reading and writing on love for more than thirteen months now I am awestruck by so much that is transforming my own  life. Here is but one example. A Pauline text that has deeply moved me can … Continue reading

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