I will be in West Michigan November 29-December 1. I will speak at several different venues as well as meet with the staff of several organizations. There are two public events. The first, and most accessible to most of our friends, will be Acton on Tap. This meeting takes place Wednesday evening, December 1. There is information available at Acton Institute on this event.
The discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. but I will arrive for conversation and meeting folks by 6:00 p.m. The place is Derby Station (formerly Graydon's Crossing), 2237 Wealthy St. SE, East Grand Rapids 49506. Check here for directions: www.derbystation.com. There is no need to register and there are no registration fees. Seating is limited so arrive early!
I will share my vision of the unity that is possible for Christians across social, cultural, racial, and denominational lines. When Jesus’ followers seek relational unity through participation in the kingdom of God and the mission of Christ, they demonstrate God’s character to a watching world. In this talk I will discuss in particular the threat to ecumenical work represented by worldly ideologies and their imposition on the church. A great time for discussion will follow.
On Monday, November 29, I speak on “Missional Ecumenism: The Protestant Challenge and Opportunity,” at 12:30 p.m. at Calvin Theological Seminary, Room 241W. A pizza lunch will be provided. Sign up with Ina de Moor at: firstname.lastname@example.org. This event ends at 1:30 p.m. It is open to the public as well. I will stick around and chat after this meeting ends.