We Need to Be A Risk-taking Church – Archbishop Welby Talks to Nicky Gumbel

In conversation with Rev. Nicky Gumbel, the Archbishop said he is “more optimistic about the church now than I have ever been in my life”.

Archbishop Justin has prayed for Christian unity and told church leaders that “we need to be a risk-taking church”.

The Archbishop was speaking this morning before an audience of more than 5,000 Christians on the first day of HTB’s annual leadership conference.

“We need to be a risk-taking Church. There is no safety in Christ – there is absolute security, but there is no safety,” he said during a question and answer session with the Rev Nicky Gumbel, vicar of HTB. Continue reading “We Need to Be A Risk-taking Church – Archbishop Welby Talks to Nicky Gumbel”

Sixth Day of Lausanne III Congress

Chris Rive and some members of the Reconciliation Group

Today was one of the best days of the Congress, the same way as the day before was one of the worst, at competition with Wednesday, when Piper did his number.

The first plenary of the day was the sermon of Calisto Odede, pastor of a Pentecostal church in Nairobi. As I have said, it was more of a sermon than a Bible exposition. To be fair, I have very little patience with this kind of messages, high on emotions, but low on content. As a post-modern man, I do not believe very much in the adequacy of unidirectional communication at this time in history. But that is a matter of taste (or lack of it 😦 Continue reading “Sixth Day of Lausanne III Congress”