A leader of the evangelical renewal movement within the Hungarian Reformed church, but having an influence far beyond its limits, was born 100 years ago on July 1, 1918. He was a leader in a spiritual sense, never in a formal-institutional way. Undoubtedly, his worldwide influence came not from any power-dominant background, but only by his preaching of the Word of God, the good news of redemption and freedom, “in season and out of season” (2 Timothy 4:2). His knowledge was coupled with modesty and humour, and his preaching proved to be a lively testimony of a man called by the Spirit, who captured and launched countless listeners on the way to recognising the Saviour and themselves.
Remembering him, we evoke the blessings of the life of a community man. Ferenc Visky was condemned 60 years ago in Romania as the main defendant in the “Bethanyist trial” and was imprisoned along with other pastors, elders, and ordinary church members, including two women. Their renewal-resistance movement, considered dangerous by the communist dictatorship of the time, encompassed practically the whole of Transylvania and, even in the darkest times, announced the real power of the unquenchable freedom which can be found in Christ. Continue reading “2018 – Ferenc Visky Memorial Year”
Dupa o perioada de pauza, valoroasa editura oradeana Ratio & Revelatio, condusa de domnul Otniel Veres, revine in peisajul editorial cu un titlu din domeniul apologeticii crestine.
Teodorescu, Valentin, Intre Dumnezeu si monstrul zburator de spaghete. Argumentele lui Plantinga pentru existenta lui Dumnezeu
Autorul, care ]n prezent este doctorand in domeniul filosofiei religiei la Frankfurt, a studiat, intre altele, filosofie si teologie, avind preocupari constante in domeniul filosofiei stiintei si al teologiei fundamentale.
Iata o succinta prezentare a cartii, asa cum apare ea pe situl editurii.
Există Dumnezeu? De ce credem în El? Dacă într-adevăr este înscrisă în om o tendință naturală de a crede în Dumnezeu, cum putem distinge care dintre numeroasele abordări religioase este cea corectă? Iată cîteva întrebări esențiale la care studiul de față oferă un răspuns pertinent, pornind de la argumentele unuia dintre cei mai proeminenţi filosofi contemporani ai religiei.
Felicitari domnului Vaentin Teodorescu. Si la cit mai multe carti bune.
The Gospel Coalition is an association of pastors and theologians around fidelity to the gospel and a commitment to make that gospel known and to support pastors and churches in gospel-shaped ministries. So, when the two major architects of TGC edit a book (The Gospel as Center) that expounds its principal statements on principal ideas, the one on gospel is to be seen as a center piece of the whole.
In general, TGC is known for its “confessional” (though not in the sense of the Reformed confessions specifically, or the Lutheran confessions specifically) and “evangelical” approach and therefore its gospel is nothing other than a robust commitment to a reformed soteriology. The “confession” is then the alliance of these Christian leaders around TGC’s “confession,” and this book contains chapter length discussions of TGC’s principal statements. (After the jump I have clipped their “Gospel” statement.)
If the movement is about the gospel, then “What is the gospel?” statement by Bryan Chapell expresses the heart of TGC. This chp weaves into it a marvelous story of the gospeling of his brother, David, and how that gospel restored the marriage of his parents.
First, Chapell defines gospel somewhat as follows (and I have added the numbers): “the message that God has (1) fulfilled his promise (2) to send a Savior (3) to rescue broken people, (4) restore creation’s glory, and (5) rule over all with compassion and justice. So he argues “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim 1:15) is a good summary of the gospel. Continue reading “Scot McKnight – The Gospel of the Gospel Coalition”
„500 ani de la afișarea tezelor lui Luther: Reforma în Transilvania”, conferința prof. Konrad Gündisch (München), joi, 18 mai 2017, ora 18:30, Universitatea „Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ din Iași, Sala III 10, etaj 2 (Corp A). Continue reading “Conferinta “500 ani de la afisarea tezelor lui Luther: Reforma in Transilvania” susținuta de prof. dr. Konrad Gündisch”