Roundup: Libya, gay marriage, theological training, a soup kitchen, and the pursuit of relevance

Roundup: Libya, gay marriage, theological training, a soup kitchen, and the pursuit of relevance

Asian forum calls for closer cooperation in theological training

Representatives of diverse regional and national Christian associations call for solidarity in theological education in Asian churches, “transcending stereotyped views of each other as ‘ecumenicals’, ‘evangelicals’ or ‘charismatics’”. Theological educators throughout Asia are requested to engage in closer dialogue, networking, the sharing of resources and cooperation in training of church leaders.

Soup kitchen reaches 21 years

“It’s where people go to get a free feed, a place of safety – there’s no authority in the soupie, all we can do is sit and listen, feed them and love them.”

Gay marriage

The coming clash of civil and religious liberties.

Is your church too cool?

How a pursuit of relevance can undermine authentic community.

Libya: Urbicide in Misrata

Fred Pavey has a rubber chicken. His wife gave it to him. Fred is a British explosive ordnance disposal technician. When he gets to a place where he has to deal with landmines or bombs or other things that are just lying around waiting to go bang, he inflates the chicken and leaves its head sticking out of his backpack. It’s a loving reminder to be … safe.

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