Matt Maher on Christian Unity

John ArmstrongACT 3, Missional-Ecumenism, Music, My Christian Unity Story, Personal, Roman Catholicism, The Church, Unity of the Church18 Comments

Matt Maher is a twice Grammy-nominated Christian musician. He was a finalist for both an album and a single in 2014 and is once again a finalist in 2015. He is one of the most talented original artists that I have had the privilege of knowing as a Christian friend. Matt is a life-long devout Catholic and a deep friend … Read More

A Response to the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from a Friend

John ArmstrongACT 3, Current Affairs, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, Personal, Roman Catholicism, The Church, The Future, Unity of the Church3 Comments

Father John Crossin is a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and Director of the USCCB’s Office for Ecumenical Dialogue. He speaks with EWTN News Nightly on the significance of ecumenical outreach. Fr. Crossin is a man that I also call “friend.” He has honored me, prayed with and for me, and also worked with me in … Read More

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

John ArmstrongACT 3, Discipleship, Faith, Love, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, Personal, Prayer, Renewal, Spirituality, The Church, Unity of the Church4 Comments

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 would always be with me. In the desert he would provide for me, heal me, teach me and prepare me … Read More

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

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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), Los Angeles, San Diego and Monterey Bay. My new friend Peter Poppleton leads the City of the Lord community in Tempe. … Read More

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

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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 for the whole church. Ian speaks as a thoughtful Christian minister and as a board member for ACT3 Network.

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

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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 older. One of our fine young board members is Rev. Ian Simkins, pastor of the non-denominational Poplar Creek Church in … Read More

Suzanne McDonald: A Reformed Theologian On Christian Unity

John ArmstrongACT 3, Missional Church, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, The Church, The Future, Unity of the Church9 Comments

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 and completed her Ph.D. at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She has a keen mind but a very … Read More

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Praying for What Deeply Matters to Christ

John ArmstrongACT 3, Current Affairs, Missional-Ecumenism, My Christian Unity Story, The Church, Unity of the Church7 Comments

Over the past few weeks I have posted some short video clips of interviews that ACT3 Network conducted in the fall of 2014. These video posts are on this blog site for you to enjoy and also to share with others. They foster the ACT3 Network vision of “empowering leaders and churches for unity in Christ’s mission.” In these videos you … Read More