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Great Sermon on a current series, entitled The Ripple Effect.   Despite Hamel’s nasal cartoon voice, he has some very interesting things to say regarding the state of the church which may shock you, as well as some illuminating ways we can as a church body–together–bring people to a saving knowledge of Jesus and not just “marketing Jesus” around the dictates of culture.  

Profound Statistics of the church at large, and how to create vision for Christ and be effective in the culture through the Spirit.

http://mppc.org/series/ripple-effect/gary-hamel/shifting-tides

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A Must Read!!!

THE ECUMENICAL FUTURE
Carl E. Braaten & Robert W. Jenson, eds.
Early in 2003 a group of sixteen theologians from various church traditions published “The Princeton Proposal,” a current and critical statement on the present state and future possibilities of modern ecumenism. The Ecumenical Future, then, illuminates the scholarly studies behind the development of “The Princeton Proposal” in the form of fourteen essays that provide a focused examination of the issues that still divide the church and of the common ground that is still mutually to be discovered.
Contributors:  William J. Abraham, P. Mark Achtemeier, Brian E. Daley, S.J., John H. Erickson, Vigen Guroian, Lois Malcolm, R. R. Reno, Michael Root, William G. Rusch, Geoffrey Wainwright, Susan K. Wood, Telford Work, David S. Yeago

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