Facebook & Twitter: My Life Course Corrections (2 of 2)

John ArmstrongACT 3, Current Affairs, Friendship, Leadership, Love, Marriage & Family, Missional Church, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, Personal, Renewal, The Christian Minister/Ministry, The Church, The Future, Unity of the Church, Web/Tech, Weblogs13 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about my personal journey in using the social media. In particular I wrote about Facebook and Twitter. I am not an expert on these media resources by any stretch. I do know how they have impacted my personal life. As a result of reflecting upon these social media resources I shared in that previous blog post how … Read More

Steve Bevans: A Missional-Ecumenist Catholic Theologian

John ArmstrongACT 3, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, Personal, Roman Catholicism, The Church, Theology, Unity of the Church4 Comments

Stephen Bevans is Louis J. Luzbetak, S.V.D., Professor of Mission and Culture. He is a Roman Catholic priest in the Society of the Divine Word, an international missionary congregation, and served for nine years (1972-1981) as a missionary in the Philippines. He has been on the Catholic Theological Union faculty for 26 years. He is also a very dear friend to me and … Read More

The Lord’s Supper: A Roman Catholic and Reformed Evangelical Dialog (Video)

John ArmstrongACT 3, Biblical Theology, Church Tradition, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, Personal, Protestantism, Reformed Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Sacraments, The Church18 Comments

Who should participate in the Lord’s Supper? How frequently should we observe it? What does this meal mean? What happens when we eat the bread and drink from the cup? What do Christians disagree about and what do they hold in common? These and other questions are explored in my book, Understanding Four Views of the Lord’s Supper. This volume in … Read More

Suzanne McDonald: The Power of Real Ecumenism

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Last year ACT3 hosted the Lausanne Movement’s Catholic-Evangelical Conversation in Mundelein, Illinois. We will host this same event again on September 2-5 this year. During our meeting last year ACT3 hired a videographer to film each of the participants talking about the power and importance of unity. A few weeks ago I posted a segment of one of those interviews … Read More

Ft. Thomas Baima on the Power of Christian Unity

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The Very Reverend Dr. Thomas A. Baima is a full professor of systematic theology and Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary. In 2012 Tom was elevated to Vicar of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Archdiocese while retaining his duties at the seminary. He is … Read More

Fr. Robert Barron on the Importance of Christian Unity

John ArmstrongACT 3, American Evangelicalism, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, Personal, Roman Catholicism, The Church, Unity of the Church5 Comments

Yesterday, I gave you a report on the recent dialogue that I did with my friend Fr. Robert Barron. Last fall Fr. Barron was interviewed by ACT3 on his ideas about Christian unity when we had our Lausanne Catholic-Evangelical Conversation at Mundelein. Today I publish a portion of that interview. The timing for this video is perfect since I spoke … Read More

The Roman Catholic and Evangelical Dialogue: Reflections on Ecumenism for the 21st Century (Video)

John ArmstrongACT 3, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, Personal, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, The Church, Unity of the Church8 Comments

The resource that we provide today is “old” but still quite useful. This dialogue took place some years ago at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. There is much here to glean but this is very long. It runs ten minutes short of two hours so only those who really enjoy this kind of dialogue will watch it in full. … Read More

ACT3 Network Video: An Introduction to Our Mission

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Last fall (2014) a friend, who is a professional videographer with solid credentials, partnered with me to make a new video. Another friend gave ACT3 a generous gift to make this new “ACT3 Introduction” video. This has been on our home page for several months but not on the blog site. Today I am pleased to tell you that I … Read More

Chris Castaldo on Christian Unity

John ArmstrongACT 3, American Evangelicalism, Love, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, Personal, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, The Church, The Future, Unity of the Church10 Comments

Today I post a great video clip on unity by my friend, Dr. Chris Castaldo. Chris formerly served at the Billy Graham Center and recently became the lead pastor of New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois. Chris shares my vision very deeply yet he comes at the particular issues from a very different background and context. What makes our partnership … Read More