Comings and Goings is a blog written by Theology, Formation, and Evangelism Director Charles B. "Chip" Hardwick as he travels throughout the church. God is on the move out and about in the world, working to redeem all things in Jesus Christ. As we join this mission, by the power of the Spirit we see God on the move. This blog contains glimpses of how Chip finds this to be true in his comings and goings.
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One of the most stimulating parts of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches for me has been the ecumenical conversations on renewal—a word which is often used, but rarely defined, in many Christian traditions. The conversation is headed toward a statement about renewal which will (hopefully) be adopted by the Assembly, but in this post I wanted to share some of the affirmations and challenges about renewal that surfaced in my small group with a Methodist gentleman from Nigeria and a Baptist woman from Ethiopia.
Here are the affirmations we noted:
The challenges which emerged from our small group included the following:
What affirmations and challenges would you add to the list?
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