Posts Tagged "Evangelicalism"

Managing Monday with John Stott – Take 3

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Several years after his death, the ministry of John Stott (1921-2011) continues to impact many people, most commonly through his writing, with his classic Basic Christianity, his profound study The Cross of Christ and the deep insight shown in I Believe in Preaching, continuing to win him new fans. Stott was one of the key authors of the 1974 Lausanne Covenant, which continues to shape evangelicalism. This is the third and final post at which we look at some of his insights… We live and die. Christ died and lived. John Stott We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our...

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Managing Monday with John Stott: Take 2

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Several years after his death, the ministry of John Stott (1921-2011) continues to impact many people, most commonly through his writing, with his classic Basic Christianity, his profound study The Cross of Christ and the deep insight shown in I Believe in Preaching, continuing to win him new fans. Stott was one of the key authors of the 1974 Lausanne Covenant, which continues to shape evangelicalism. Here is a second selection of some of his insights… Until you see the cross as that which is done by you, you will never appreciate that it is done for you. John Stott Of course it costs...

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Managing Monday with John Stott

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Several years after his death, the ministry of John Stott (1921-2011) continues to impact many people, most commonly through his writing, with his classic Basic Christianity, his profound study The Cross of Christ and the deep insight shown in I Believe in Preaching, continuing to win him new fans. Stott was one of the key authors of the 1974 Lausanne Covenant, which continues to shape evangelicalism. Here are some of his insights… The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales. John Stott Humility before God is...

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Evangelicals and the Bible

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Rosemary and I set off for Auckland tonight, where I will be teaching a graduate course in Evangelical Theology at Laidlaw College. It will be good to be back on our old home territory. I have often said to people that we feel enormously privileged to consider 3 countries as home, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and whenever we have not been able to get to one for a while, it feels as though something is wrong. It has been a couple of years since we were last in New Zealand, so a visit is overdue. While we will do our best to catch up with friends whilst there, the chief purpose of...

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So what is an evangelical, and should we care?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

This is a lightly edited version of an article I published in Perth’s The Advocate, in 2012. It in turn was a more radically summarized version of a much longer article on the topic which I published in Churchman in Autumn 2008. With around 2 billion people claiming allegiance to Christianity, it is not surprising to discover that it comes in a wide range of flavours. Those in the know point to the Great Schism of 1054 when the church divided into the Eastern Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church. The latter divided again after the Protestant Reformation of 1517, which in time birthed...

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