Monday, February 02, 2009

Rector of All Souls preaches at Newfrontiers church!

Once upon a time that might have been a bit scandalous, this morning it's probably a positive sign of new partnerships being formed and old barriers falling down. It's a result of relationships formed between churches through New Word Alive and it's a very good thing in my book. Hopefully the first of many such occasions. And, for those who've often been dubious about charismatics saying "it's all about relationship" - this is what's meant. Relationships in the context of passionate love for the gospel.

Download: Hugh Palmer on 1 Cor 2:6-16 at Jubilee Church London

Jubilee Church London, All Souls Church.

8 comments:

  1. "...it's probably a positive sign of new partnerships being formed and old barriers falling down."

    Agreed. And Amen to that!

    "And, for those who've often been dubious about charismatics saying "it's all about relationship" - this is what's meant. Relationships in the context of passionate love for the gospel."

    Really? Always? Everyone? Not sure NFI is typical of the entire UK movement. There are other stories to be told.

    Anyway, didn't come hear to whinge! Hooray for Palmer, hooray for NFI, and hooray for Jesus!

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  2. Pete, I really really don't think it's always what's meant by "relationship" but I think this is what it can be.

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  3. speaking as Hugh's colleague at ASLP, i can also say this is good news. But i wonder who you think would have been scandalized by this!? I wonder whether (if there had been raised eyebrows in the past) it would have been more an Anglican/Free Church issue that a lot of charismatic/non-charismatic issues. And then I doubt many evangelical Anglicans would have been particular alarmed. But perhaps I'm being naïve (and just a stirrer for that matter!).

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  4. "...but I think this is what it can be."

    And indeed should be. So thanks to you for publicising it on your blog.

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  5. Mark, it's not all that long since 'conservative evangelicals' have charismatics a wide berth... I'm glad to see that old divide isn't really one any more.

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  6. Fair enough. Its fun to write in tabloid once in a while.

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  7. Its still scandalous for us here in South Africa. Our CESA ministers are a long way away from preaching at Jubilee, Cape Town. I wish it wasn't the case. The one positive was the recent Acts29 conference where we had CESA peeps and NFI peeps sit together in the same conference and be mutually edified. I pray its the start of more to come.

    BTW - Dave thanks for updating the new link so quickly.

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