Monday, March 19, 2012

Ecumenism at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC General Assembly

The theme of the upcoming General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, March 23-24 at Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, is "The Heart of Jesus: That They All May Be One (John 17:21)." In light of this ecumenical theme it's fitting that Neville Callam, General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, will preach in both worship services of the assembly and will lead a workshop on the ministry of the Baptist World Alliance. Ecclesial Theology has previously called attention to some of Callam's writings on ecumenism in Baptist perspective (see under Related Posts below).

At the assembly I will join Curtis Freeman, Director of the Baptist House of Studies at Duke University Divinity School, in leading the workshop session "Baptist Dialogue with Other Christians: So What?" (scheduled for 9:00 A.M. on Saturday). The assembly program book describes our workshop in this fashion: "Learn from veterans of ecumenical dialogues between the BWA and other Christian communions about the results of these conversations and their implications for local churches." I look forward to seeing some area followers of Ecclesial Theology at the General Assembly and in the workshop session.

Related posts:

Neville Callam on "Baptists and Church Unity"

Baptist World Alliance General Secretary on "God's Gift of Unity"

Remembering the Reformation rightly

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