Tony Blair, Rick Warren, to launch Faith Offensive across US


Former prime minister builds network of Christian allies as he prepares to launch a religious ‘offensive’ in North America Tony Blair is preparing to launch a “faith offensive” across the United States over the next year, after building up relationships with a network of influential religious leaders and faith organisations. With Afghanistan and Iraq casting… Continue Reading


Vatican: Limit the Word of God to 8 minutes


Catholic clergy have been advised by the Vatican to keep the word of God brief in order to cater to short attention spans. The book of Genesis says God created the heavens and Earth in less than a week. Now, Catholic clergy are being asked to follow suit and keep their sermons to under eight… Continue Reading


The Idolatrous Religion of Conscience

“It wasn’t primarily about sex.” With those words, Lutheran theologian Robert Benne explained that the actions recently taken by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to normalize homosexuality were not primarily about sex at all, but about theological identity. “The ELCA has formally left the great tradition for liberal Protestantism,” Benne declared. Taking its stand… Continue Reading


Fresh Expressions Defined Contemplative Sacramental Traditions

Take a look at this May 2009 Fresh Expressions Book launch: “Ancient Faith, Future Missions” Fresh Expressions in the Sacramental Traditions Fresh Expressions conjures up children’s clubs, cafe church and innovative youth work, yet this is not the whole story. Churches from the traditional wings of the church are being equally creative and imaginative, exploring… Continue Reading


Fresh Expressions Phase 2

The Fresh Expressions initiative commenced September 2004 and, is now growing ecumenically and internationally, consequently, Phase 2  of the fresh expressions initiative was launched on June 10, 2009 … The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, last night commissioned the team which will oversee Phase 2 of the Fresh Expressions initiative. Dr Williams was joined… Continue Reading


Fresh Expressions according to Church Army

from Church Army ‘SHARE’ website: Fresh Expressions defined by Church Army Fresh expressions are: missional – serving people outside church; incarnational – listening to people and entering their culture; educational – making discipleship a priority; ecclesial – forming church. If a local church is describing an initiative as a fresh expression, again does the venture… Continue Reading