William Yoder – Healthy Debate is Needed. A conversation on the Baptists of Georgia

 

Despite controversies, Elimar Brandt of Berlin, a Baptist pastor and long-time director of Christian health-care facilities, see reasons for hope within the Baptist church of Georgia. After five years of post-graduate studies in Oxford/UK, its long-time head, Dr. Malkhaz Songulashvili, returned to Georgia in April 2014. Yet soon he was no longer archbishop: that position is now held by a more conservative colleague, Merab Gaprindshvili.

Even prior to the return from England, a grouping calling itself the „Evangelical Baptist Association of Georgia“ had broken off from the mother „Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia“ (EBCG) in October 2013. The Association has roughly 30 congregations and 800 members; the EBCG according to some reckonings may have as few as 2.000 adult members.

„I don’t notice any front between Merab and the other three bishops,“ Pastor Brandt maintains. (Brandt has visited Georgia frequently in the course of the past two decades.) “Merab was and remains a pupil of Malkhaz, who always has been a strong influence on him and Bishop Ilja (Osephashvili). It’s a kind of father-son dispute. I find it very laudable that the (stay-home) bishops did not attempt to resolve everything in Malkhaz’ absence. All sides are attempting to find a way back to each other – that’s my reason for being optimistic. The experiences they have gathered during the course of the controversy have been very challenging and formative.”Read More »

Is It Too Late for Russell Moore to Say Sorry? | Christianity Today

Southern Baptist leader’s critiques of Trump and his supporters are having an impact beyond the election.

Source: Is It Too Late for Russell Moore to Say Sorry? | Christianity Today

There is more trouble in the Southern Baptist empire. Russell Moore dared to challenge the shameless Trump supporters in SBC, and they are now taking revenge. No surprise there. It’s just the usual thing since the fundamentalist coup d’etat in SBC, a few decades ago.

Russell Moore, Evangelical Leader, Faces Backlash For Anti-Trump Comments : NPR

Russell Moore, who presides over the political arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, called out religious right figures who supported Trump notwithstanding his “serious moral problems.”

Source: Russell Moore, Evangelical Leader, Faces Backlash For Anti-Trump Comments : NPR

The Southern Baptist Convention is turning quickly into Trump Baptist Convention. And Moore’s days in it are numbered, it seems. A real pity!

Center for Faith and Culture, University of Bucharest – Visit of Professor Paul Fiddes

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from Facultatea de Teologie Baptista and from the Centre for Faith and Culture! During the second week of December we hope to have another visit from Professor Paul Fiddes. At the moment we have the following tentative program. A full program will be produced in the next few days as I receive the final confirmation.

Monday, December 5th – There will be an afternoon meeting of the Ethnography and Ecclesiology research group of the Centre for Faith and Culture. PhD, Master students and other interested students are invited to attend. Professor Fiddes indicated that he will present an ethnographic study of responses to an inter-textual liturgy based on Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Professor Daniel Barbu will introduce his latest book “Do citizens have a soul?” There may be some research presented from Ukraine where a new study was done this summer (Dr. Andrey Puzynin)  and a presentation of some research among Romanian churches in the European diaspora (Dr. Alex Vlasin and myself). If any of you would like to present a paper please contact me. There will also be an opportunity to meet Professor Fiddes during the afternoon.Read More »

Mesajul baptiştilor moderaţi: „Famila trebuie apărată, dar biserica trebuie să îşi clarifice mai întâi propriile probleme” | adevarul.ro

Profesorul timişorean Marius Cimpoae, membru al Bisericii Baptiste Germane din Timişoara, cea mai veche biserică baptistă din sud-vestul României, a ţinut să transmită un mesaj moderat cu privire la această problemă.

Source: Mesajul baptiştilor moderaţi: „Famila trebuie apărată, dar biserica trebuie să îşi clarifice mai întâi propriile probleme” | adevarul.ro

Iata, in sfirsit se aude in spatiul public si o voce baptista moderata si rationala. Felicitari, Marius Cimpoae!

Mihai Ciuca despre ‘cazul Iuga’

 

Propunerea de amendare a Constituției este doar o propunere a Coaliției pentru familie. Evident, o asemenea amendare trebuie validată printr-un referendum, care va scoate la lumină părerea majorității față de subiectul în cauză. Orice grup suficient de mare de oameni are dreptul legal de a propune modificarea Constituției, dacă împlinește baremul numeric. Nu-i absolut nimic rău în asta. Atâta timp cât nu se utilizează forța, amenințările, șantajul politic, emoțional, spiritual și/sau demonizarea celorlalți care au opinii distincte, cu care nu trebuie să fim de acord, dar trebuie să-i respectăm.

Problema e că, în acest caz particular, aproape că nu contează rezultatul Referendumului. Dacă se impune acum amendamentul cerut, e doar o chestiune de timp până când balanța se va înclina în cealaltă parte și se va face alt referendum de revizuire, cu alt rezultat.

În tot acest timp, societatea românească va fi din ce în ce mai divizată, mai polarizată, pe poziții antagonice, iar biserica va fi tot mai departe de împlinirea propriei misiuni, din cauza șanțurilor pe care singură le sapă, prin mesaje de genul celui al d-lui Viorel Iuga. Cu tot respectul, un asemenea mesaj îl descalifică pentru funcțiile pe care le ocupă și, în orice țară civilizată azi i-ar fi solicitată demisia.Read More »

Dr. Otniel Bunaciu – Mesaj catre Consiliul Uniunii Baptiste

Otniel Bunaciu
Rev Dr. Otniel Bunaciu

Nota: Dr. Otniel Bunaciu, fost Presedinte al Uniunii Baptiste si al Federatiei Baptiste Europene, este in prezent vicepreseddinte al Uniunii Baptiste din Romania.

Iata mesajul sau transmis in 18 octombrie de Otniel Bunaciu membrilor Consiliului Uniunii Baptiste (publicat cu permisiune).

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Stimati frati,
 
Am ezitat sa scriu ceva in legatura cu declaratia fratelui Viorel de astazi pentru ca nu doresc sa initiez o discutie. Deoarece astazi am primit mai multe reactii de la diferite pesoane am hotarat sa exprim totusi un punct de vedere personal.
 
Doresc sa il rog pe fratele Viorel ca atunci cand are luari de pozitie personale sa faca acest lucru clar prin modul in care se exprima si sa nu lase sa se inteleaga ca vorbeste in numele tuturor baptistilor. Desi nu cred ca in realitate fratele Viorel poate disocia declaratiile personala de pozitia sa oficiala, poate face macar un efort pentru a clarifica aceasta diferenta.
 
Cred ca asemenea declaratii creaza un deficit de imagine institutionala pentru intreaga comunitate de credinciosi baptisti atat fata de opinia publica cat si fata de autoritati. Baptistii ar trebui sa aiba pentru societatea din Romania un mesaj profetic, bazat pe invatatura Sfintei Scripturi si nu declaratii incendiare. Contributia baptistilor la viata societatii trebuie sa fie constructiva si transformatoare in spiritul lui Isus Hristos si nu dupa modelul discursului politic inflamator.Read More »

Iuga vs Iohannis – Baptistii romani intre penibil si ridicol

viorel-iuga

Avertizare: Aceasta postare nu este despre baptistii romani, ci despre liderii lor actuali. Eu am trait eclesial mai bine de douazeci de ani intre baptisti si va asigur ca intre ei sunt o multime de oameni decenti si vrednici de respect. Unii dintre ei chiar mi-au ramas buni prieteni si dupa plecarea, din pricini strict teologice, din aceasta confesiune. Cred ca niciodata baptistii in special, si evanghelicii in general, nu au avut intre ei mai multi oameni educati si cu inalte competente intelectuale si profesionale. Din pacate, asfel de persoane sunt mai deegraba marginalizate in biserici si, din aceasta pricina, prea putin active in alegerea liderilor. Iar rezultatul il vedem acum. Mare pacat! Poate, totusi, invatam ceva de aici.

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Ziua de astazi a prilejuit un dialog indirect intre Viorel Iuga, presedintele baptistilor romani, dar si al Aliantei Evanghelice, si Klaus Iohannis, presedintele Romaniei, un dialog din care obrazul baptistilor de la noi, si asa destul de zbicit in ultima vreme, a iesit si mai crapat. Cred ca este mult de cind baptistii nostri n-au avut la conducerea lor o personalitate mai stearsa, dar in acelasi timp mai plina de sine si de inchipuita, ca acum, ceea ce spune multe despre starea ingrijoratoare a celei mai vechi confesiuni evanghelice e la noi. Dar sa vedem mai intii faptele (pentru mai multe detalii, vezi AICI).

Recent, Iuga publica pe contul sau da Facebook un mesaj violent adresat presedintelui Iohannis, in care il ameninta ca daca nu se pronunta asa cum ii dicteaza el in privinta definitiei familiei, atunci isi va scoate enoriasii in strada, pentru schimbare, inclusiv a lui Iohannis.Acum, daca va temeti ca baptistii ar putea incerca o lovitura de stat, e cazul sa va linistiti. Cei mai multi dintre ei sunt oameni seriosi si cu mintea intreaga.

Iata afirmatiile lui Iuga (ipsissima verba):

‘Dacă nu ieşiţi dumneavoastră să vă exprimaţi pro creştinism, vom ieşi noi să ne exprimăm pro schimbare, inclusiv a dumneavoastră.’Read More »

In the Beginning, The Gospel: Al Mohler vs. Andy Stanley

Scot McKnight on Jesus and orthodox faith in the 21st century

Source: In the Beginning, The Gospel: Al Mohler vs. Andy Stanley

There is trouble, again, in Southern Baptist ‘paradise’. Fundamentalist bully Al Mohler chastises Andy Stanley for putting Jesus before Scripture, and thus, undermining Mohler’s obsession, the dubious and confusing concept of innerancy. Well done, Andy!

Căl(c)ătorul în ale credinței: un itinerar – Coram Deo

Nu doar în navigație se face periplu. Nu doar marinarii acostează – după o alchimie doar de ei știută – de la un port la altul. Și căutătorii în ale credinței fac la fel. Sufletul omului însetează mereu și se […]

Source: Căl(c)ătorul în ale credinței: un itinerar – Coram Deo

I noua cronica, de culoare evident evanghelica, la ultima cartea a lui Ioan T Morar.

Southern Baptists Adopt Controversial Resolution on Israel – EthicsDaily.com

By: Brian Kaylor Southern Baptists at their annual meeting adopted a pro-Israel resolution deemed by some Arab Baptist leaders as unbiblical and harmful to their peacemaking efforts.

Source: Southern Baptists Adopt Controversial Resolution on Israel – EthicsDaily.com

A new act of political prostitution and blatent injustice in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Shame, Paige Patterson!

Bihoreanul – Lansare sarbatoarea corturilor la Oradea

Source: eBihoreanul Mobile | Stiri pe mobil

Iata un nou articol despre lansarea de la Oradea a cartii lui Ioan T Morar, Sarbatoarea corturilor.

Ioan T. Morar și-a lansat „conserva de Arad” la Librăria Corina – Special Arad

Ziar online cuprinzând știri din Arad, din țară și străinătate, investigații de presă și reportaje locale, cultură, opinie, pamflete, administrație și sport.

Source: Ioan T. Morar și-a lansat „conserva de Arad” la Librăria Corina – Special Arad

Un nou articol despre lansarea de la Arad a cartii lui Ioan T Morar, Sarbatoarea corturilor

Lansare Ioan T Morar, Sarbatoarea corturilor la Bucuresti

Lansare Sarbatoarea corturilor, Bucuresti

Marți, 31 mai, la ora 18.00, la Librăria Cărturești Verona (Str. Arthur Verona 13-15, București), Ioan T. Morar va dialoga cu Cristian Pătrășconiu despre noul său roman, Sărbătoarea Corturilor, apărut de curînd în colecţia „Fiction Ltd.” a Editurii Polirom, şi în ediţie digitală).Read More »

Exista si o versiune electronica a cartii lui Vasile Ernu, Sectantii

Sectantii - Vasile Ernu

Un anunt special pentru prietenii mei din strainatate.

Sectantii (eBook)

AUTOR: Vasile Ernu
COLECTIE: EGO-GRAFII
PRET:
25.11 RON
DOMENIU: Memorii, jurnale, corespondenta
ISBN EPUB: 978-973-46-5450-5
ISBN PDF: 978-973-46-5451-2
ANUL APARITIEI: 2015
FORMAT: ePub (Adobe DRM), PDF (Adobe DRM)

Puteti comanda AICI aceasta carte in format digital

A aparut versiunea electronica a cartii lui Ioan T Morar, Sarbatoarea corturilor

sarbatoarea-corturilor-ioan-t-morar

Sarbatoarea Corturilor (eBook)

AUTOR: Ioan T. Morar
COLECTIE: FICTION LTD
PRET:
31.95 RON
DOMENIU: Literatura romana
ISBN EPUB: 978-973-46-6100-8
ISBN PDF: 978-973-46-6101-5
ANUL APARITIEI: 2016
FORMAT: ePub (Adobe DRM), PDF (Adobe DRM)

Gasiti AICI linkul unde puteti comanda cartea.

 

Într-o confesiune dramatică – ARADON

La Librăria Corina s-a lansat, azi, romanul „Sărbătoarea Corturilor” de Ioan T. Morar.

Source: Într-o confesiune dramatică – ARADON

Baptists roadmap to Bucharest (III) – blogul unui duh întarâtat

Urmând planul lui Oncken, cei șase tineri misionari au plecat în primăvara anului 1846 la Viena. Hornung și Marschall au rămas aici, ceilalți patru, după un popas de câteva zile, s-au îndreptat spre Budapesta, unde au ajuns pe 20 mai. Scharschmidt era originar din Ofen, denumirea germană pentru Buda, în timp ce Rottmayer se născuse chiar în Pesta. La vremea respectivă Buda era predominant germană iar Pesta era majoritar maghiară. Tot așa, J. L. Lorders și cu Johann Voyka, acesta… Read More Read More

Source: Baptists roadmap to Bucharest (III) – blogul unui duh întarâtat

Iata si al treilea text din aceasta serie.

Baptists roadmap to Bucharest (II) – blogul unui duh întarâtat

Oncken considera valoroasă instruirea lucrătorilor baptiști, dar insista pe învățarea experențială, considerând încurajarea utilizării darurilor spirituale mai importantă decât pregătirea academică. În 1849, împreună cu Köbner și Lehmann, el a pus bazele unei școli de misiune, cu durata de cinci-șase luni, care în 1880 avea să se transforme într-o instituție academică, anume Seminarul Teologic Baptist din Hamburg. Această școală era organizată periodic, la câțiva ani odată, când exista un nucleu suficient de studenți și fonduri disponibile pentru susținerea ei. În… Read More Read More

Source: Baptists roadmap to Bucharest (II) – blogul unui duh întarâtat

Al doilea text din serie.

Baptists roadmap to Bucharest (I) – blogul unui duh întarâtat

În urmă cu șapte ani, baptiștii din întreaga lume au comemorat 400 de ani de existență. Puțini știu că, vreme de mai bine de 200 de ani, prezența lor s-a manifestat exclusiv în spațiul anglo-saxon. Primul baptist în spațiul carpato-pontic-danubian a fost Carl Scharschmidt (1820-1895), care a venit la București pe 30 aprilie 1856, zilele acestea aniversându-se 160 de ani de la acel eveniment. Cu această ocazie, merită aruncată o privire holistă asupra procesului care a condus la acest pas…. Read More Read More

Source: Baptists roadmap to Bucharest (I) – blogul unui duh întarâtat

Mihai Ciuca incepe aici o serie de postari legate de istoria baptistilor.

William Yoder – The Fellow with His Finger in the Dike. Sergey Ryakhovsky turns 60

M o s c o w – On 18 March, Moscow’s Sergey Vasilevich Ryakhovsky, Senior Bishop of ROSKhVE, the “Associated Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical-Pentecostal Faith”, turned 60. Despite his many detractors in Ukraine and the West, Russian evangelicals have reason enough to thank Ryakhovsky for his efforts in the public and political realm. Russian nationalists have long wanted to prove that evangelicals are foreign, pro-Western half-spies, the lengthened arms of Western governments reaching over and beyond the political divide. The Bishop and his cohorts are doing what they can to keep the nationalists from winning the day. He’s the Dutch boy plugging the dike with his finger, keeping the onslaught from turning into a deluge. He is attempting to keep the public presence of Russia’s Protestants afloat by proving that Protestants are loyal servants of their societies even when they find themselves beyond the reach of NATO and the European Union. Left to their own devices, the West’s pro-Maidan evangelicals would in my view virtually prove the claims of Russia’s nationalist movement.

In an interview published by “Moskovsky Komsomolits” on 21 March, the birthday kid claimed: “I will not hide the fact that the members of our denomination are active in all branches of government.” Yet he also admits in the article that not all of these feel free to express their religious allegiances openly. Publicly, the Bishop tries hard to be up-beat and constructive; he likes to claim that accusations of sectarianism are becoming a thing of the past. In the interview he states: “Let me remind you that I have been a member of the ‘Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organisations’ since 2002 and a member of the ‘Public Chamber’ since 2005. My membership would be cancelled within seconds if the federal government changed its attitude towards Protestants.”

After Ryakhovsky famously posed with President Putin and the heads of Russia’s largest religious faiths in Red Square on 4 November 2014, an “Itar-Tass” press release listed his Pentecostal denomination among the “leading traditional Russian confessions”. “Fortunately”, the Bishop’s location on the right edge of the photo allowed him to be cropped off by some agencies, but the press release itself was sufficient cause for heart attacks on the part of Russia’s nationalist faithful. Read More »

The problem of the half-churched Christian – Christians, Conflict and Change

On the negative effects of the wafer-thin church commitment that characterizes many self-identified Christians.

Source: The problem of the half-churched Christian – Christians, Conflict and Change

David Gushee on half- churched Christians in America and how this impacts the way people live their lives or engage politically.

I think the same is quite true of Romania and other countries in Europe, at least in what evangelicals are concerned.

Emanuel Titus Dan: A Memoir

Emanuel Titus Dan & family
Emanuel Titus Dan & family in Charlotte, NC, 2015

As I have announced already, Emanuel Titus Dan, one of the veterans of the Romanian Baptist community in America, went to be with the Lord. May God rest him in peace, with the saints!

I have received recently, from his daughter, Stefana Dan Laing, an autobiography. Here is the beginning of it.

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“Fear not for I am with you,
Be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you,
I will help you,
I will uphold you
With my victorious right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10

Emanuel Titus Dan: A Memoir

I was born in Cluj, Romania on May 15, 1933. My parents, Ioan and Ana, both Baptists, took great pains to rear me and my five siblings in the church and in accordance with the Word of God. My father was converted to a living faith in Jesus Christ in the trenches of World War I, where he received Christ through the preaching of a German military chaplain. When he returned home, he became one of the promoters of the Baptist faith in the city of Cluj and the surrounding area, putting forth a fruitful effort in the establishment of the first Romanian Baptist Church of Cluj. Today there are three Baptist churches in Cluj, and dozens of others in the neighboring regions, many of which my father planted. Through his work and activity among the Baptist brotherhood, he was highly esteemed and appreciated, and in 1928 he was elected as the President of the Baptist Young People’s Union in Romania. In 1945 he was elected as the President of the Baptist Union in Romania and re-elected in 1948 to the same position. During this entire period until 1963 when he retired, he worked to support our family and the church as an administrator of the Regional Laboratory of Hygiene in Cluj. After his retirement he continued to work within the Baptist Association of Cluj which comprised several districts.

My mother, as I remember, worked for the state as a bookkeeper and chemist, while also helping my father with his ministry. She was our Sunday school teacher and our true educator every day, teaching us how to behave among people and about the Christian life according to the Bible.

In my seventh year, World War II broke out in Europe, affecting Romania as well. Due to the conditions created by the war, in 1940 my entire family took refuge in another part of the country, in the city of Sighisoara. We remained there until 1945, when we returned to Cluj. During the years in Sighisoara, I completed my first four elementary grades, then I took my remaining education in Cluj, graduating eight years later with my baccalaureate in 1952.

This was a time of political upheaval and social turmoil and transformation in Romania. An atheistic government had won the leadership of the country. This caused many of the believers’ children difficulty in obtaining university admission, and sometimes they were not admitted at all but were totally denied. I myself have experienced these difficulties.Read More »

Thom S Rainer – Nine Traits of Mean Churches

We all have our scars, and, if we are Christian, some of these we have earned in the churches where we worship(ed). There is no doubt there are ‘mean churches’ around.

In this text, Thom Rainer tries to list a few characteristics that make a church to be mean. As a Southern Baptist, he has a lot of exoertise on this matter.

Look in this mirror and ask yourself if you worship in such a church, or not. And, if you do, try to change things, or leave. Otherwise, you will get your scars too.

Here are the nine characteristics of mean churches, according to Rainer:Read More »

David Gushee’s Rules of Political Engagement for Clergy

Kiril & Putin

Us elections are drawing near, and such events are good opportunities for clerics to either get some advantages by getting ‘in bed with power’, or, alternatively, to examine their hearts and play the prophetic role to which God called them.

In a recent article published on his blog hosted by Religious News Service, American ethics theologian David Gushee suggests some rules for political engagement by clergy, in order to avoid being used as mere instruments in a dirty political game. Here they are:Read More »

Prietenul Cristi Tepes a plecat fulgerator la Domnul – UPDATE

Cristi Tepes

Dragi prieteni,

In aceasta dupa-amiaza, prietenul si fratele nostru Cristi Tepes, care se indrepta singur cu masina spre Iasi, la o reuniune de familie largita, unde se aflau deja membrii familiei sale, a avut un accident la volan (posibil datorat unui stop cardiac) si si-a pierdut viata.

Dumnezeu sa-l odihneasca in pace!

Rugati-va pentru mingierea familiei, care se afla inca sub impresia puternica a acestei vesti naucitoare.

NOTA: Tocmai am aflat, prin intermediar, de la Ligia, sora lui Cristi, ca in aceasta noapte trupul neinsufletit al lui Cristi va fi depus in sala de cult a Bisericii baptiste din str Sarariei 32. Luni 14 decembrie si marti 15 decembrie va fi priveghi la aceeasi biserica, la ora 18. Slujba de inmormintare va incepe la aceeasi adresa, miercuri 16 decembrie, la ora 12, continuind apoi la cimitir.

Stephen Holmes – Mr Graham, you ain’t no Baptist, bruv – An open letter to Franklin Graham

franklin graham
Franklin Graham

ear Mr Graham,

This week someone who has put himself forward as a candidate for the presidency of your great nation made a number of hate-filled and inaccurate comments about Muslims, and proposed some extreme policies on the back of those comments. This came to our attention here in the UK because one of the things he claimed, entirely erroneously, was that parts of London were so radicalised that they had become no-go areas for our police and security services.

Our national response was, as our national responses so often are, as mocking as it was derisive. The mayor of London led the way, but on social media many of us joined in with the humour. I know London well; I trained for ministry there, took my PhD there, pastored my first church there, made, with my wife, our first home there, and saw two of our three daughters come into the world there. My home has been elsewhere for eleven years now, but it is a city I still visit several times a year, a city that still has a significant place in my heart. For all these reasons, I know that the truth about London was expressed far better by a young Muslim Londoner caught on camera as our police arrested someone who had attempted violence, pretending to represent Islam. In a pure London accent he called out to the attacker, ‘You ain’t no Muslim, bruv!’

London is an exhilarating and sometimes disorientating coming together of people of different national backgrounds and of different faiths; London is also a city that is passionate that people come together, without denying who they are. London Muslims are truly Muslim, and devoted the the peace of the city also; London Baptists the same, as I know well. In London, the person who believes the two are impossible to hold together will be told, straightforwardly, ‘You ain’t no Muslim, bruv.’Read More »

A Call for American Evangelical Leaders to Confront Evangelicalism’s Lunatic Fringe

Source: A Call for American Evangelical Leaders to Confront Evangelicalism’s Lunatic Fringe

A stern call to theological sobriety from Bapotist theologian Roger Olson.

The Relevance of God’s Word in a Postmodern Society – Press Release

Fr Tofana & D. Druhora
Fr. Stelian Tofana and Rev. Ovidiu Druhora
at the first ever conference of the Society For
Interdenominational Dialogue (SID)

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – On August 29, 2015, Christians from at least three denominations met at what used to be a Jewish temple, Temple Beth Emet, now home to Emanuel Romanian Church of God, marking the first ever conference of the Society For Interdenominational Dialogue (SID).

The event, held under the banner “The Relevance of God’s Word in a Postmodern Society,” was also co-organized by Ekklesia Bible College, a practice-based theological seminary founded by several Romanian pastors from the U.S. that now has branches in Romania, Uganda, and Rwanda.Read More »