Monday, December 17, 2007
Come and Read With Me!
I know that this blog has laid dormant for a while, but I have been keeping busy with the Africa Center for Apologetics Research (ACFAR) and our ministry's new blog. If you have not yet done so, I highly encourage you to check out the new site and subscribe to its blog.

The New Faces of ChristianityIn any case, I am excited about a new way that you can participate in our East African ministry. I have established the ACFAR Network, a community of evangelical Christians that will work together toward making a difference in Uganda and throughout the region. We will begin by reading through The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South by Philip Jenkins. Starting in January, the ACFAR Network will read and discuss one chapter a week for two months.

Want to learn more? Even better, would you like to join? Read more about our new group and sign-up here. I look forward to reading and interacting with you!

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6 Comments:
At 7:42 PM, Blogger J. K. Jones said...

Let's start the talk.

 
At 12:15 AM, Blogger John Divito said...

J.K.,

I agree! So far I have posted my summaries and interactions with the first two chapters:

1) Shall the Fundamentalists Win?
2) Power in the Book

I look forward to thinking through this information further!

Additionally, I will post my analysis of chapter 3 on Monday. Stay tuned!

 
At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Christian who believes every word of the Bible is true. I love God. I have a close relationship with Jesus as my Lord. My daughter and family became Reformed Baptists many years ago. I have been treated so badly by them since that time that I now have problems even having a relationship with my grandchildren because I am not good enough.
My daughter and I used to be very close but not anymore. I believe that Reformed Baptist is a cult and I am very hurt and upset about how my precious family have been so deceived.
My daughter thinks that she has been called to judge others for some reason. The worst part is how my granddaughters now believe that they can judge others too. This includes many people that they obviously think they are better than. But mostly it is me. I have suffered so much from your, so called, Reformed Baptist beliefs.
Vengeance is mine says the Lord.
There will be payment for how this horrible belief has deceived people. In the mean time, I have to suffer without my family.
May God help you all before it is too late!

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger John Divito said...

Anonymous,

I am sorry to hear your story. At the same time, I do not see how the judgmental attitude you described is a result of Reformed Baptist teaching.

We also believe that every word of the Bible is true. God's Word teaches us humility while we continually rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to conform us more and more into the image of our Savior. If this is not what your family has shown, then they are not living out the confessional truths that we believe.

Feel free to write me further if you'd like. I pray that your family will unite in glorifying God together!

 
At 11:56 PM, Blogger J. K. Jones said...

Anonymous,

I have prayed for you and yours, and I will continue to do so.

J. K.

 
At 11:36 PM, Blogger John Divito said...

The ACFAR Network has now completed our study of The New Faces of Christianity. For those interested, here are the links to all of our posts:

1) Shall the Fundamentalists Win?
2) Power in the Book
3) Old and New
4) Poor and Rich
5) Good and Evil
6) Persecution and Vindication
7) Women and Men
8) North and South

 

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