The topic of the conference was ‘Church and State: The need for role definition.’ The aim was to discuss the role of the Church in the light of the Anabaptist Network's core conviction number three, which challenges Christians to ‘alternate ways of thinking and behaving.’
It's been in the pipe-line since last year's Preaching in a Changing Culture conference. It's just taken a while to finally get it off the ground! Well, now the Anabaptist Network and Urban Expression are pleased to announce the launch of interactivepreaching.net.
In this extract from their new book, Jo and Nigel Pimlott take a close look at where youth work has come from and where it might be going in the future ….
This is the first chapter of: Faith and Politics after Christendom: the church as a movement for anarchy by Jonathan Bartley
‘I’m leaving the House of Commons to concentrate on politics.’1
Tod Bolsinger, Brazos Press, 2004
reviewed by Graham Old
Tod Bolsinger convincingly argues that there is a central truth that churches need to recover if they are to be the kind of communities that can form exceptional people: As God is, so the church should be. As God does, so the church should do. In fact, the way we live together affirms – as it expresses – the reality of God as Divine Communion.
by Vic Theissen
The season of Lent is upon us once again. Growing up in a Canadian Mennonite church, I heard nothing whatsoever about Lent and it is only in the last decade that I have encountered Christians (even some Anabaptists!) who take Lent seriously as a time of preparation for our commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Today, Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday are important in my calendar, and every year I consider what I can give up for the forty days between Ash Wednesday and Easter as I reflect on the last week of Jesus’ life.