Ecumenical Babel: How Ideology Destroys Biblical Ecumenism

51gfpO8iDnL._SL500_AA300_ I did a review of a fine book, Ecumenical Babel, on August 14. The author, Jordan Ballor, will be speaking on his book this coming Monday-Tuesday here in the Chicago area. The first meeting is Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. We will meet in the Wilson Suite on the Fourth Floor. Our host is the Wheaton College Student Ecumenical Society. One of the leaders of this group is David Strickler, my ACT 3 intern this year. David and I will partner the leadership of this event and though we expect many Wheaton College students to attend the evening is open to everyone. Join us if you can. No need to register for this event.

On Tuesday, November 9, Jordan speaks again at an ACT 3 Luncheon in Bloomingdale. We are hosted for this event by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, pastored by an ACT 3 board member, Brandon Woosley. This event begins at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1:15 p.m. Because there is a lunch involved on Tuesday I need to know if you plan to attend. You can sign up at ACT 3 or call our office and leave a message that you are coming: 630-221-1817. The cost is $15 but if you cannot afford it please come anyway.

ballor_0_0 Jordan Ballor is a research fellow of Acton Institute, an organization that I am pleased to work with as a partner in several contexts. I will, for example, be teaching in June of 2011 on Protestant Social Ethics at Acton University in Grand Rapids. I encourage you to discover Acton and benefit from their insights into the relationship between virtue and a free market economy.