ADVERTISING
 
Sunday, January 20   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Bible literacy
How often do you read the Bible?







SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Mission
 

The Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians met in Prague

Nearly 70 participants involved in theological research and training discussed the topic of “Christian identity and mission in a divided Europe”.

AUTHOR Leonardo De Chirico PRAGUE 04 SEPTEMBER 2018 17:11 h GMT+1
Participants of the biennal conference of the FEET held in Prague, August 2018. / Gert Hain

The biennial conference of FEET (the Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians) was held in Prague (in the Czech Republic) from the 24th to the 28th of August 2018.



Nearly 70 participants, theologians of various disciplines involved in theological research and training, came from countries as far afield as Ireland and Georgia, Norway and Italy to discuss the topic of “Christian Identity and Mission in a Divided Europe”.



 



A session of the biennal conference of the FEET held in Prague, August 2018. / Gert Hain



The Fellowship was founded in 1976 in the aftermath of the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization to encourage fellowship and theological reflection in Europe. John Stott played a significant role in its foundation and chairpersons of the calibre of Klaas Runia, Howard Marshall and Henri Blocher have guided the Fellowship. The present-day Chairman is Pierre Berthoud, emeritus professor at the Faculté Jean Calvin in Aix-en-Provence in France.



 



A session of the biennal conference of the FEET held in Prague, August 2018. / Gert Hain



There is little doubt that we are living in troubled times as far as Europe is concerned. From politics to society, from economy to religions, all these areas where the current divisions in Europe are clearly seen. What is the responsibility of the church in such a time as this? How can mission be done in Europe today? What can theology say in such a context? The conference sought to supply some crafted theological reflection in addressing these questions.



 



A session of the biennal conference of the FEET held in Prague, August 2018. / Gert Hain



Thus, the main papers read and discussed included topics such as as “Pluralistic Europe as a challenge and an opportunity for the church” (Jeppe Bach Nikolajsen), “Religious freedom and pluralistic Europe” (Christof Sauer), “Living with Scriptures, living in a democracy” (Ad de Bruijne), “The challenge of Islam within the cultural diversity in Europe” (Bernhard Reitsma), “Perspectives on nation in a pluralistic Europe” (Mykhailo Cherenkov and Joshua Searle), “The public role of the Church” (Daniel Pastircak), The final paper wrapped up a wealth of  historical perspectives intertwined with theological reflections in the paper “European Christianity in retrospect and prospect” (Henri Blocher).



One other stimulating session of the conference hosted a dialogue between Tomáš Halík, an internationally renowned Roman Catholic Czech theologian, and Leonardo De Chirico on the theme of “Christian Mission in Pluralistic Europe”.



 



A session of the biennal conference of the FEET held in Prague, August 2018. / Gert Hain



Several other topics were discussed in discipline groups as Old and New Testament specialists, teachers and students of Historical and Systematic Theology, Practical Theology and Ethics met together. Special additional workshops addressed issues such as refugees and reconciliation.



Significantly, the Conference was earthed in a daily time of prayer and Bible expositions. On the Sunday the attendees worshipped together at the congregation of the Czech Brethren, hosted by Pavel Cerny in the heart of Prague.



 



A session of the biennal conference of the FEET held in Prague, August 2018. / Gert Hain



Today’s divided European continent demands strong theological reflection to help European evangelicals to interpret the times with prophetic boldness and self-criticism and to relaunch a vibrant missional vision that will encourage the on-going witness to the gospel in our continent. Those who sponsored the conference hope that their discussions will contribute to this end. It is proposed that the main papers will be published in a book.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - The Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians met in Prague
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies Michael Ramsden: Communicating the Gospel in today’s societies

RZIM International Director Michael Ramsden responds to questions about the secularisation of Europe, the role of Christians in public leadership and the new ‘culture of victimism’.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
VIDEO Video
 
China rises 16 places in Open Doors World Watch List China rises 16 places in Open Doors World Watch List

There has been an serious increase in persecution of Christian communities in China in the last months.

 
The source of longing, according to C.S. Lewis The source of longing, according to C.S. Lewis

Jerry Root compares the search for meaning of C.S. Lewis with Saint Augustine's reflections.

 
The reliability of the Bible The reliability of the Bible

Jim Cecy, Senior Pastor, Campus Bible Church, answers the question Why is a defense of the reliability of the Bible important?

 
Bulgarian evangelicals ask politicians to defend “basic freedoms” Bulgarian evangelicals ask politicians to defend “basic freedoms”

Protests and prayers continue in Bulgaria for the sixth week.

 
That night That night

“No one came ot help that night, no nurse to numb the fright...”

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.