We’ve long toyed with the idea of tackling some of the presenting issues that evangelicalism is faced with. Our panel of local church men who guide our thinking and planning have encouraged us in this. But we felt an “ethics” EMA or a “sexuality” EMA would be predictable, on the back foot and never really get to the root of the issue.
So, instead, join us next June for an EMA on the doctrine of humanity. So much of what we get wrong in this area is because we get the fundamental doctrines askew (and this applies to lots of other issues too). Get the fundamentals right and we’re prepared to answer all kinds of questions on the front foot. That’s why we’ve planned next year as we have.
Bruce Ware will help us understand not only what the doctrine of humanity is (created in God’s image, marred, redeemed, restored in Christ) but how this affects how and what and why we preach. Other speakers will help us connect the dots in various ways – some more specific than others. We have a strong line up which we’ve chosen because of the topic – that always comes first for us: Tim Keller, Mike Ovey, Mike Raiter, Andrew Reid, John Wyatt, Christopher Ash, Jonathan Griffiths, Efrem Buckle, Kathleen Nielson, Vaughan Roberts and Reuben Hunter. Oh, and me. I’ll say a bit more about the seminar tracks another time.
Why not make time today to come next year. Because of the room we have you can bring (and perhaps should think about bringing) your preaching or leadership team – what a joy it might be to bring (even for a day) that great lay leader who needs to be encouraged with you! This is our third year at the Barbican and the third year of a three year trial. It’s the year where we will work out whether it’s a long term viable location. So please come. And grow. And be encouraged.