She [Israel] has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and the gold—which they used for Baal. Hosea 2:8 What a parallel to the Western church worshiping the gods of this age! We have bowed to the Baals of productivity and power. Seduced, we have pursued our plans for growth—to be the largest or … [Read more...]
This teaching stream will explore the New Reformation.
While the Reformation of the 1500s was a watershed of gargantuan proportions, reshaping the religious and geo-political landscape of Europe and indeed the world to this day, nonetheless, it was only the beginning—reformation is still in process. In the light of Scripture, issues of authority and leadership, and especially sectarianism and division, remain unresolved. This calls for a more fundamental reformation at a moral and spiritual level across the whole church.
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The malaise of the 21st century Western church, in an increasingly hostile secular culture, urges us to penetrate its cause and radically re-cast the Christian vision for the 21st century. What is required is nothing short of the recovery of the biblical vision for a kingdom-shaped ecclesia; designed and destined by God to transform entire cultures and disciple nations. Even … [Read more...]
The Reformation of the 1500s was a watershed of gargantuan proportions, reshaping the religious and geo-political landscape of Europe and indeed the world to this day, nonetheless, it was only the beginning—reformation is still in process and coming to maturity. The historic Reformation recovered the doctrine of salvation (soteriology) through Justification by Faith, but … [Read more...]
You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times (kairos). Matthew 16:3 You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favour to her; the appointed time has come. Psalm 102:13 Not all moments of history are equal. Some are hinges on which a quantum increase of the kingdom swings. We are currently … [Read more...]
The Current Realignment of the Church But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, 'Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.' Acts 18:6 Hearing the voice of God I was in the national capital attending a roundtable conference of leaders committed to transformational city-reaching. Sitting at … [Read more...]