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The Third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, covened in 2010, was hailed as the most representative gathering of the global church in the history of Christianity. Thousands of delegates from almost 200 nations gathered to hear from God and each other, as they cast new vision for world evangelization in the third millennium. Global leaders grappled with the most significant issues facing the church today, reaffirming the urgency of reaching a globalized world through ...
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Christ Our Reconciler: Gospel, Church, World

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Overview

The Third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, covened in 2010, was hailed as the most representative gathering of the global church in the history of Christianity. Thousands of delegates from almost 200 nations gathered to hear from God and each other, as they cast new vision for world evangelization in the third millennium. Global leaders grappled with the most significant issues facing the church today, reaffirming the urgency of reaching a globalized world through both word and deed.

Now collected in this volume are major presentations from this landmark event, addressing themes of:
Truth: Making the case for the truth of Christ in our pluralistic and globalized worldReconciliation: Building the peace of Christ in our divided and broken worldWorld faiths: Bearing witness to the love of Christ among people of other faithsPriorities: Discerning the will of God for evangelization in our centuryIntegrity: Calling the church of Christ back to humility, integrity and simplicityPartnership: Partnering in the body of Christ towards a new global equilibrium

Contributors include: Billy Graham, John Stott, Ajith Fernando, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, John Piper, Vaughan Roberts, Calisto Odede, Ramez and Rebecca Atallah, Os Guinness, Rebecca Manley Pippert, Michael Ramsden, Antoine Rutayisire, Tim Keller, Christopher Wright, Femi Adeleye, Patrick Fung, Libby Little and Lindsay Brown.

This book also includes powerful testimonies of a North Korean student's witness, reconciliation between Palestinian and Jewish Christians, and a Nigerian archbishop's faith in the face of persecution.

Together the worldwide church declares the embodied truth of "God in Christ, reconciling the world to himself" (2 Corinthians 5:19). Discover here the inspiring global witness to God's work in the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830866328
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 375 KB

Meet the Author

Julia E. M. Cameron is director of publishing for The Lausanne Movement. She lives in Oxford, England.

S. Douglas Birdsall (Th.M., Harvard University; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is president and CEO of American Bible Society. He is also the founding director of the J. Christy Wilson Jr. Center for World Missions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and executive chairman of the Lausanne Movement. Before serving with Lausanne, Doug and his wife, Jeanie, served as missionaries in Japan with Asian Access.

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Table of Contents

The Lausanne Movement
Foreword
Greetings from Billy Graham and John Stott to the CongressDay 1
Truth: Making the case for the truth of Christ in our pluralistic and globalized world
Testimony: 'I know the gospel is true'
Gyeong Ju Son (North Korea)
Ephesians 1
Ajith Fernando (Sri Lanka)
Truth matters
Carver T. Yu (Hong Kong)
Why we need a high view of truth
Os Guinness (UK)
Truth in the workplace: Equipping the whole church
Willy Kotiuga (Canada)
Sharing the irresistible, true Christ
Rebecca Manley Pippert (USA)Day 2
Reconciliation: Building the peace of Christ in our divided and broken world
Testimony: Palestinian-Jewish reconciliation
Shadia Qubti and Dan Sered
Ephesians 2
Ruth Padilla DeBorst (Argentina/Costa Rica)
Our gospel of reconciliation
Antoine Rutayisire (Rwanda)
Ethnicity in the mission of God
Dewi Hughes (UK)Day 3
World Faiths: Bearing witness to the love of Christ among people of other faiths
Testimony: Costly witness and the God who protects
Archbishop Ben Kwashi (Nigeria)
Ephesians 3:1-21
John Piper (USA)
The gospel, the global church and the world of Islam
Nour Armagan (Middle East)
Bearing witness to Christ's love among those of other faiths
Michael Ramsden (UK)
Discipleship and mission in the age of globalization
Os Guinness (UK) and David Wells (USA) Day 4
Priorities: Discerning the will of God for evangelization in our century
Testimony: Sharing stories, sharing truth
Steve Evans (US/South Africa)
Ephesians 4:1-16
Vaughan Roberts (UK)
What is God's global urban mission?
Tim Keller (USA)
Ethics, emerging technologies and the human future
Nigel Cameron (UK/USA) and John Wyatt (UK)Day 5
Integrity: Calling the church of Christ back to humility, integrity and simplicity
Testimony: Shaking salt, shining light in national life
Paul Batchelor (UK)
Ephesians 4:17 — 6:9
Calisto Odede (Kenya)
Calling the church back to Humility, Integrity, Simplicity
Chris Wright (UK)
The prosperity gospel
Femi Adeleye (Nigeria)
Human sexuality, by God's design
Cape Town CommitmentDay 6
Partnership: Partnering in the body of Christ towards a new global equilibrium
Testimony: Transformation in the garbage village
Rebecca Atallah (Egypt)
Ephesians 6:10-24
Ramez Atallah (Egypt)
Unreached and unengaged peoples
Strategy Working Group
Working towards a new global equilibrium
Patrick Fung (Singapore)
Scripture in mission
Scripture in Mission Resource Team
Men and women in partnership
Cape Town CommitmentClosing Address
We have a gospel to proclaim
Lindsay BrownAppendix: The Lausanne Global Conversation
Embracing suffering in service
Ajith Fernando (Sri Lanka)
A small version of the grand narrative: A response to Ajith Fernando
Elizabeth Little
Notes
Recommended Reading
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