Who names a revival?

One of the things that has been bugging me in the recent events in Florida and Dudley is the role of the media and marketing. I guess at heart I wonder if their role isn’t a mixed blessing. It seems to me that in Toronto (as far as I understand it) in the early days of the internet and preceding most blogs I guess, something started happening and people started travelling there. The blessing moved to other places, shaped churches and lives. Other people named it. Attention came to them…

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Quotes 

Aristides on: Christians

“It is the Christians, O Emperor, who have sought and found the truth, for they acknowledge God. They do not keep for themselves the goods entrusted to them. They do not covet what belongs to others. They show love to their neighbours. They do not do to another what they would not wish to have done to themselves. They speak gently to those who oppress them, and in this way they make them their friends. It has become their passion to do good to their enemies. They live in the…

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Florovsky on: Community

“Christianity entered history as a new social order, or rather a new social dimension. From the very beginning Christianity was not primarily a ‘doctrine’ but exactly a ‘community’. There was not only a ‘Message’ to be proclaimed and delivered, and a ‘Good News’ to be declared. There was precisely a New Community, distinct and peculiar, in the process of growth and formation, to which members were called and recruited. Indeed, ‘fellowship’ was the basic category of Christian existence.” – Georges Florovsky, ‘Empire and Desert: Antinomies of Christian History’ Taken from…

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Revival (?) blogs update

*updated* Some more posts have gone up recently and some are highly recommended reading: Terry Virgo’s two posts, here and here are so wise and instructive, that I think they should be read first Adrian Warnock has some posts from a pastor friend who has visited Lakeland, here, here and here, with more to come I think Here’s the view from Jesse’s sister, Janelle Dan Edelen remains sceptical and blogs on discernment here Peter Kirk remains positive Soul Purpose has finished now so once I’ve caught up with my the…

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More on Lakeland and Dudley

Not much time to write as Soul Purpose is about to start, but thought people should be pointed towards some of useful posts on the current events at both Lakeland & Dudley Terry Virgo who begins with some caution Peter Kirk who remains enthusiastic Dan Edelen is sceptical and links other sources here Dave Warnock is concerned about prosperity teaching HT: To Tim Challies for no.3

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I just never learn…

OK, you may have noticed that I’ve changed the look of my blog. I got bored and was putting off real work and yes I had the same experience as when I wrote this and when I’ve changed my blog before. Just stupid. Anyway done now, hope you like it, let me know what you think or even if you really want the camels back.

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Not a Christian country…

The last few days have seen the British parliament make a number of distressing moral choices and Christians are upset, quite rightly. See Matt Hosier’s view in the opening paragraph of this post. Our notion of ‘rights’ are worrying at best and dangerous at worst. The consequences will be far reaching and hard to predict. Not that I’ve thought Britain has been (or ever was) a Christian country run on approximately Christian values, but it certainly isn’t now in the area of medical and reproductive ethics. It’s another step away.…

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