What everyone missed in 'the elephant room' controversy

A while ago there was a storm in an internet teacup about the second Elephant Room conference over the invitation to TD Jakes, who it is said, holds heretical views on the Trinity. It was quite a big hoo-ha. But that wasn’t the only thing they should have made a fuss about. In his original invitation (no longer on the site), organiser James Macdonald said, “I am also excited to hear him state his views on money, which may be closer to Scripture than the monasticism currently touring the Reformed world.” In…

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What everyone missed in ‘the elephant room’ controversy

A while ago there was a storm in an internet teacup about the second Elephant Room conference over the invitation to TD Jakes, who it is said, holds heretical views on the Trinity. It was quite a big hoo-ha. But that wasn’t the only thing they should have made a fuss about. In his original invitation (no longer on the site), organiser James Macdonald said, “I am also excited to hear him state his views on money, which may be closer to Scripture than the monasticism currently touring the Reformed world.” In…

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The Elephant Room

America churchland has so many conferences that you could probably spend all your time at conferences and of course we go to hear good preaching from our platform speakers or whoever but the idea behind this conference really appealed to me. The Elephant Room in theory was supposed to be a round table discussion between seven highly influential leaders about issues on which they don’t necessarily agree. I like the concept because I often learn best by hearing people talking through their differences and not just telling me why what…

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