Un premiu pe deplin meritat.
Felicitari domnului Ioan T Morar!
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.” Continue reading “William Yoder – Healthy Debate is Needed. A conversation on the Baptists of Georgia”
Vasile Ernu, despre vremuri de mult apuse – acum vreo 25 de ani, u ocazia lansarii Marginalilor la Oradea.
Hwa-Young* works in China with women who fled North Korea or were abducted by people traffickers and taken across the border. Many of the women are tempted to leave behind a miserable life when they are told there are jobs waiting for them in China. But often they are sold on to brothels or into marriages with poor Chinese Korean men.
Please rememer this in your prayers.
Iata aici o noua cronica a romanului Sarbatoarea corturilor a lui Ioan T Morar, scrisa de Victor Cublesan pentru revista clujeana Steaua.
Sincer sa fiu, cronica nu ma convinge, in ciuda aerului ei doct, profesional.
Criticul se raporteaza la obiectul sau de studiu precum proful de biologie are face disectii pe broasca in laborator (nu sunt foarte sigur daca in acest caz broasca este romanul sau autorul insusi).
Este evident ca domnul Cublesan nu rezoneaaza nici cu subiectul romanului, nici cu contextul in care se desfasoara actiunea lui. Rezultatul este un text arid, si cam sictirit. Din el aflam insa, dincolo de orice putinta de tagada, ca daca criticul nostru ar fi scris romanului cu pricina, rezultatul ar fi fost unul net superior. Ceea ce dovedeste ca cei care sunt in stare sa faca ceva, o fac; in vreme ce ceilalti ii invata pe altii cum sa faca (ceea ce ei insisi n-au putut face vreodata).