Category Archives: ACT 3

The Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids

Several weeks ago I preached at the Saturday Vespers service at the Lutheran Church of the Master (LCM) in Carol Stream. The lectionary text was Matthew 25:1-14. This text is the parable of the wedding banquet. This text is also often misunderstood … Continue reading

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Is This a New Era in Global Catholic-Evangelical Relationships?

Unless you follow the various meetings and events which impact global Christian ecumenism closely you may well have missed one of the more historic meetings that took place in 2014. On November 6, in Rome, Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, secretary general … Continue reading

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Cardinal O’Malley: ‘If I were founding a Church, I’d love to have women priests’

I was in Boston for three days last weekend working in a number of exciting missional-ecumenical contexts. Boston is best known, in terms of its Christian leadership, for the work of Cardinal Sean O’Malley. I pray for Cardinal O’Malley, a … Continue reading

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Lausanne Catholic Evangelical Conversation

During the days of September 11-13, 2014, the second Lausanne Catholic-Evangelical Conversation took place at Mundelein Seminary in suburban Chicago. Twenty-six leaders, thirteen Catholics and thirteen evangelical Protestants, met to consider again what the Spirit is saying to us about … Continue reading

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A Gospel Call in Montreal (4)

The Gospel Call renewal event that I shared in Montreal two weeks ago has four specifically stated goals: To deepen our Christian sense of identity and solidarity with one another. To enable the co-sponsoring congregations to envision their mission differently. … Continue reading

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A Gospel Call in Montreal (3)

The final Gospel Call worship celebration in Montreal (October 28) was the last large event that Fr. Ryan and I led together. This evening event was also the last of three preaching times. The focus was on the word “Sent.” Fr. … Continue reading

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A Gospel Call in Montreal (2)

The primary purpose of the Gospel Call mission that Fr. Thomas Ryan and I led in Montreal (October 25–29) was to celebrate the gains of Christian unity from the last fifty years and “take these gains to the pews.” For … Continue reading

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The Most Memorable Reformation Sunday in My Life

October 26, 2014, was a day that dawned with profound joy in my soul. I shall never forget it as long as I live. It began with personal morning prayer in a guest home in Montreal. I was in this … Continue reading

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ACT3 Network Story Video (3)

On Monday I introduced you to the best resource we have ever created to share our vision. This new resource is our ACT3 Network Story video. Yesterday I shared some ways in which you could use this story to impact your … Continue reading

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ACT3 Network Story Video (2)

I introduced our new ACT3 Network video yesterday. Because this new resource is so important to what we are attempting to do I share more today. You can help us extend the witness of ACT3 by using this video in … Continue reading

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