Va anunt cu bucurie ca impreuna cu Vasi Croitor, si la initiativa sa, am reusit sa publicam traducerea in limba romana a textului documentului final al celui de al treilea congress al Miscarii Lausanne, care a abut loc in octombrie 2010 la Cape Town, in Africa de sud, unde am avut amindoi sansa de a participa, alaturi de alti credinciosi romani, evanghelici si ortodocsi.
Textul in limba engleza al acestui document a fost elaborat de o comisie condusa de Dr. Chris Wright. Textul a fost tradus in limba romana de Alexandru Nadaban si Veronica Oniga, dupa ce Paulian Petric a tradus o prima parte a textului.
Punem acest important document teologic la dispozitia credinciosilor evanghelici din Romania, in special a liderilor, a teologilor si a studentilor din institutele teologice, in speranta ca el va reusi sa nasca dezbteri de substanta cu privire la chemarea si planurile de viitor ale comunitatilor evanghelice din tara noastra.
Il las pe Vasi Croitor sa va comunoca cum anume puteti obtine exemplare din acest document, de la editura lui, Suceeed Publishing, pe al carei site nu a fost anuntata inca aceasta aparitie editoriala..
The Lausanne Movement has published today the final document of the Lausanne II Congress in Cape Town. Here is the message I have received from Doug Birdsall, the executive leader of this movement:
I’m pleased to let you know that the completed ‘Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith and a Call to Action’ is now available online at www.lausanne.org/ctcommitment.
Our thanks to Dr. Chris Wright and the Statement Working Group for their tremendous work in drawing together what was said at Cape Town 2010 so this document could be a true reflection of the Congress voices. Continue reading “Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith and a Call to Action”
Cecil M. Robeck jr. is Professor of Church History and Ecumenics and Director of the David J. DuPlessis Center for Christian Spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary.
We have traveled together by plane from Cape Town to Amsterdam, after the last Lausanne Congress, where he was invited by Doug Birdsall to be in charge of the Catholic and Orthodox delegates. We had lots of fun on the way, especially as I had with me my colleague Fr. Mihai Pavel, who has a deep sense of humour.
Together with Doug and Cecil, we are trying to strengthen and nurture theological dialogue with Catholics and the Orthodox post Lausanne III. I will keep you posted on the evolution on this front. Recently, Cecil sent us a very interesting overview of the relations between Evangelicals and especially the Catholics (unfortunately, this is an internal document and I cannot make it known on a larger basis without proper permission). In this message, he mentioned a recent text of his that was published in Theology. News & Notes, on Fuller’s ecumenical vision. Here is part of it, for your interest:
Continue reading “Cecil Robeck on Fuller’s Ecumenical Vision”
René Padilla is one of the veterans of the Lausanne Movement and one of the architects of the holistic turn in Evangelical theology.
His presence, with Samuel Escobar, another Lausanne veteran, on the scene of the congress in Cape Town, reflecting on Lausanne from 1974 to 2010 was one of the highlights of the event (you may watch HERE a video recording of this conversation).
René has published recently some reflections on the latest Lausanne event. here are a few excerpts:
Doug Birdsall, Executive Chair of the Lausanne Movement, is probably right in claiming that Cape Town 2010 was “the most globally representative assembly of evangelicals in history.” Beyond doubt, this accomplishment was to a large extent the result of his long-stretched efforts to make it happen.
One of the most positive aspects of the program was the inductive study of the passage for the day in table groups of six, which provided the members of each group an opportunity to learn from and to pray for one another, to develop new friendships, and to build partnerships for the future. Continue reading “René Padilla Reflects on Lausanne III Congress”
This was one of the best messages during the congress.
The sermon may also be watched and downloaded HERE on the Lausanne III web site.
You may watch the full closing celebration by following the link HERE.
You may also watch the first part of the closing celebration HERE on the Lausanne III web site.
As members of the worldwide church of Jesus Christ, we joyfully affirm our commitment to the living God and his saving purposes through the Lord Jesus Christ. For his sake we renew our commitment to the vision and goals of the Lausanne Movement. Continue reading “The Cape Town Commitment – Part 1”
The Lausanne 2010 Congress web site is continuously loading more and more video recordings from this important event.
Check HERE the list of videos and watch whatever is of interest to you.
Please also pray for the future of this movement.
May God be glorified through whatever will follow!
I follow the writings of Andy Crouch with great interest. His writings are insightful and edgy. This time he writes about Lausanne II, the congress to which I have just been a witness, but I had no time to write on because of a host of professional responsibilities following this event. Since I agree to a large extent with what Andy writes here, I invite you to evaluate it for yourselves.
’m in Cape Town for the third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. Four thousand delegates are here in what is being described as the most representative gathering of Christian leaders in history. But one group is notably underrepresented: prominent figures associated with evangelical Christianity in the United States, especially pastors of large churches. Rather than name names, let me put it this way: pick a celebrated American evangelical church leader, especially one who founded his current congregation, and I will give you 5-1 odds that he (and most of the missing are “he”s) is not here, at least not as part of the official US delegation. Continue reading “Andy Crouch on Lausanne Congress”
I will be brief today, as it is almost 1am, after a very full day.
The first (nice) surprise of the day was the Orthodox ikon on the screen at the devotional time in the morning. Continue reading “First full day of Lausanne III Congress”
The Third Congress of the Lausanne Movement started this afternoon in Cape Town. The opening festivity was quite moving and the African music was great. There are here over 4,000 participants from 198 countries and over 1,100 staff and volunteers serving at the event. Continue reading “Opening of Lausanne III Congress in Cape Town”