Tuesday, January 13, 2015

An extroverts paradise

"I believe it to be a grave mistake to present Christianity as something charming and popular with no offense in it. Seeing that Christ went about the world giving the most violent offense to all kinds of people, it would seem absurd to expect that the doctrine of His person can be so presented as to offend nobody. We cannot blink at the fact that gentle Jesus, meek and mild, was so stiff in His opinions and so inflammatory in His language and He was thrown out of church, stoned, hunted from place to place, and finally gibbeted as a firebrand and a public danger. Whatever His peace was, it was not the peace of an amiable indifference." --- Dorothy Sayers 

I am spending the next couple of days at the 'UK evangelists conference'. An extroverts paradise.  RT Kendall is teaching and he says he has spent more time working on these talks than any other in the last decade. He'd be happy for these to be his last word to the UK church. The first (of 4) was spellbinding and if they put them up on the Philo trust site I will link to them. We also have Michael Ramsden and Phil Cooke- a chappy from LA speaking. Tonight we have a talk on the life of George Whitfield. Can't wait. 

As an aside, David Keen's blog has a great post on the discussion papers for the next General Synod. 
The Archbishop really is giving the old girl C of E a makeover.  The subject matter is 'discipleship'- whoever would have believed it? One day, you never know, we might even hold an evangelists conference :)

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