Category Archives: Conferences

Evangelical commentary on the WCC General Assembly in 2013

There were many times before 1990 when events on the program of the World Council of Churches’ General Assembly were strongly objectionable to evangelicals. I remember clearly reading about, and being disturbed by, some of those. So I was greatly encouraged by Thomas Schirrmacher’s commentary (published today) on his experience as a representative for the World Evangelical Alliance at the 2013 General Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan. This sort of news … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Conferences, Ecumenism, Evangelicalism | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Festival of Faith and Writing 2012 – Day 3

In our final day of this year’s Festival, I enjoyed more excellent sessions. The first of these was by Shane Claiborne (author of The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, and co-author of Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals and Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals), speaking on the theme: “Alive in the World: Stories of God’s Revolution.” It was very inspiring to hear what God is doing through people who are … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences | Tagged | 2 Comments

Festival of Faith and Writing 2012 – Day 2

I approached the second day of the festival with high hopes for a day as good as the first but it proved to be quite a different experience. That is OK. This is to be expected at conferences, and I got enough out of the day to make it still very worthwhile. My disappointment with an early session was no fault of the presenter. John Sloan (a veteran editor who has worked mostly with Zondervan, … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences | Tagged | 1 Comment

Festival of Faith and Writing 2012 – Day 1

Last month, Gail and I had our third opportunity to attend the Festival of Faith and Writing which Calvin College organizes every other year. Once again, it was a very satisfying experience, and I’ll share a few thoughts about some of what I heard there, for the benefit of those who could not attend, or for interaction with some who may have been there and understood things differently from me. No two of the many … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences | Tagged | 5 Comments