Monthly Archives: January 2011

Important News from ACT 3

In our ACT 3 Year-End Report we announced a series of forums for the first Thursday each month. The next meeting was set for this Thursday evening, February 3. Please note that the Forum Series has been discontinued for the … Continue reading

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The Church is for the World

It seems to me that multitudes of Christians have missed the simple idea that the church exists for others. We are called to be the incarnate presence of Jesus, by the Spirit working in us as God’s people (John 20:31). … Continue reading

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The Best Mascot in College Sports?

I know, I know, I am biased to my toes. But how could columnist Todd Kaufmann rate Big Al No. 42 in the Top 50 best college mascots? Here is what Kaufmann wrote about my favorite elephant: Big Al is … Continue reading

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50 Millions Lives Wasted

The National Right to Life calculates that 50 million abortions have been performed in America since the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973. 38 years and 50 millions deaths. That is staggering to me. 50 millions human fetuses have been … Continue reading

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Pope John XXIII: “Let Us Simply Follow Day by Day Whatever the Holy Spirit Asks of Us”

When Pope John received the observers at Vatican II he spoke to those gathered, including both cardinals and observers from many different churches, in very plain, simple words. He said: We do not intend to conduct a trial of the … Continue reading

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Catholics and Evangelicals in Canada to Pursue Unity

The Catholic Church in Canada has agreed to begin a formal theological dialogue with Evangelicals. "It's a new thing in Canada," said Margaret O'Gara, a theology professor at Toronto's University of St. Michael's College who has been involved in Protestant, … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s Prayer: “The Restoration of Full, Visible Unity” Among Christians

The present Pope made it clear long ago, and has stated this very clearly during his years in the Holy See, that he desires “the restoration of full, visible unity” among Christians. Those are his words, not mine. He has … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict on Missional-Ecumenism and Our Diverse Understandings of the Church

Yesterday, I quoted Pope Benedict XVI on mission and ecumenism. I believe this Pope, as was his predecessor, is a real advocate of the central thesis of my book, Your Church Is Too Small.  I am not suggesting that he … Continue reading

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The Pope on Missional-Ecumenism

When Peter Seewald’s book Light of the World, based upon extensive interviews of Pope Benedict XVI, was released a few months ago it was met with consider fanfare in the media. The reason was Pope Benedict’s response to the question … Continue reading

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Knox Theological Seminary: A Small Gem in a Sea of Huge Change

I had the unique privilege of teaching my course, “Unity in Christ’s Mission,” January 10-14 at Knox Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I had been to Knox many years ago to speak at a commencement service. It was a … Continue reading

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