We live in a society in which admitting one’s own sins is seen as a sign of weakness.
“Gospel, identity and coexistence” were the themes of the General Assembly of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance. Two days in Palma de Mallorca to reflect about the role of evangelical churches in society.
A generation that accepts uncritically that ‘you can’t say that’ will slide from unwillingness to inability to disagree with or critique the propaganda it is relentlessly fed.
God is not an idea. Or concept. Or system of doctrines. Or force.
Why would someone take their life and the lives of people they have never met, including an 8-year old girl, in the most despicable way? What were they hoping to achieve?
Instead of logos and pathos, Aristotle chose instead ethos: the speaker’s character.
While his powerful use of the new technology of printing, his appeal to the masses and opposition to the ‘corrupt elites’ certainly resonate with the populist image, his goal was to reform, not overthrow, the established order.
Apparently, we all agree that the value of a person doesn’t depend as much from their doing as from their being. But, what does the world understand by being?
Have I ever felt hated or rejected or made fun of? Yes, I have.
Dave Patty, President of Josiah Venture, about some of the challenges the continent faces.
Michael Oh, Os Guiness, René Breuel, Rebecca Manley Pippert, Mutua Mahiani, Anne Zaki, Ravi Zacharias and others shared their views at the Lausanne Movement Younger Leaders Gathering in Jakarta (Indonesia).
EEA’s secretary general Thomas Bucher thinks “evangelicals have to influence society on all different levels.”
We summarize some of the ideas shared by theologian José de Segovia, in Spain’s conference Forum GBU. About 500 Evangelicals reflected on how the gospel connects to social areas like Work, Politics, Finance, Education and Arts.