Evangelicals and Catholics Together - Twenty Years Later

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Twenty-one years ago to the month, a group of ecumenically-minded Evangelicals and Roman Catholics, led by Richard John Neuhaus and Chuck Colson, gathered together and issued the statement: 'Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium (ECT)'. It first appeared in New York on Tuesday, March 29th, 1994 and a few months later was published in First Things. While many applauded and welcomed the document at its launch, it was also met with intense controversy and a great deal of suspicion. To this day some would argue that not much has changed. continue

Missing the point

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Posted March 4, 2015 @ 5:11 PM by Jeremy Walker
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Posted March 4, 2015 @ 4:00 PM by Lee Gatiss

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Posted March 4, 2015 @ 2:27 PM by Paul Levy
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Lest Levy thinks he's the only one that gets mail...

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is serious about proclaiming Biblical doctrine in order to foster a Reformed awakening in the Church today. We go about that in very deliberate and (usually) very careful ways. We are always serious about how...
Posted March 4, 2015 @ 7:34 AM by Robert Brady
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Ministers and their Dogs 2

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Posted March 4, 2015 @ 5:47 AM by Paul Levy
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Ministers and their Dogs

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Posted March 4, 2015 @ 5:34 AM by Paul Levy
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ECT and Ref21 (a personal counterpoint)

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Posted March 3, 2015 @ 2:34 PM by Bruce Baugus
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Posted March 3, 2015 @ 9:23 AM by Mark Jones
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