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Understanding the times

As the Church contemplates what the future might hold, it is (as the paper from Russell Moffat highlights) essential to undertake an honest and realistic assessment of where we are, and how the message of the Gospel might be more effectively communicated today. To continue the ‘war’ metaphor, a military commander will seek to understand not only the nature of the conflict/ challenge but also the terrain on which contending sides meet. If the engagement is intellectual/philosophical/theological in nature - Christianity vs ‘isms’ as set out in the paper - the terrain is cultural and societal.

by Prof Chris Packard

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