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Protestants Anonymous

Friday, July 17th, 2009

At the 13th CEC Assembly it was decided that on Friday we should consume our lunch-in-a-bag in “confessional groups”. It was declared only three such groups would be allowed – Anglicans and Old Catholics; Orthodox and Protestant. I duly joined several hundred others in the “Protestant” meeting presided over by Bishop Tomas Wipf (Switzerland), President of CPCE (the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe), so immediately we Baptists didn’t feel at home as CPCE declined to have us associated with them some time ago.

Then the meeting was run more like an audience with the Pope, with Bishop Wipf doing most of the talking and setting his own agenda. Over 50% of the meeting was taken up with re-hashing a debate from the morning plenary about reforming CEC – the EKD (German Lutherans) want to do it one Teutonic way, whilst the Nordic-Baltic Protestant Churches want to do it another. From that argument about dates and numbers, we moved on to one about money – why will the Assembly loose Euro 300,000? Again, not at all clearly. Finally, a representative of the Congregational Federation from England got up and said he thought he had come to the CEC Assembly to talk about “Hope” and how the churches of Europe could advance together. As a member of a smaller church he was left feeling isolated and ignored – absolutely, brother!

So perhaps we gathering churches ought really to “free” ourselves from this notion that we are just sociological mess-ups on the edge of magisterial Protestantism – let’s start a Protestant Anonymous to help us kick the habit so we can move positively into a phase of being Gathering, convictional, radical, intentional churches really interested in what being missional in Europe is about now and not whether CEC SO 8.12 (let the reader understand!) really applies to our recycled lunch bags.

– Keith

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IBTS Alumnus comes third in Europe-wide ecumenical essay event

Friday, July 17th, 2009

The room of four hundred delegates and observers at the 13th Assembly of the Conference of European Churches went hushed and silent as Dr Alison Elliott (Church of Scotland) Moderator of the13th Assembly prepared to announce the results of the essay competition for young European Christians on the Assembly theme of “Hope”.

In third place was IBTS Alumnus Joshua Searle, now doing doctoral work at Trinity College, Dublin.  The winner a young woman pastor from the French Reformed Church.

So the news of the three top places was received with applause by the Metropolitans, Emminences, Right Revds, Professors, Doctors of Divinity, Magisters and all of the Orthodox churches of Europe, the Anglicans, Armenian Apostolics, Methodists, Lutherans, Reformed, Moravians, Waldensians, Pentecostals, and countless other groups.

Well done Joshua! So, IBTS makes a small mark on the 13th CEC Assembly.

– Keith

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Baptist Caucus meets at CEC

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

The 13th Assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) is meeting in the historic city of Lyon in France. Four hundred and fifty Christians from all sorts of persuasions, excluding the Catholics, are gathered under the theme of “hope”.

Various pressure-groups want to meet in the framework of CEC. The Orthodox have asked for a meeting, the German Lutherans are pressing for a complete restructuring of CEC, and what are the small community of Baptists supposed to do ?

Well, at least we managed a lunchtime meeting – Germans, Georgians, Italians, Danes, Brits and the EBF. For many years, going back to the 11th Assembly in Graz in 1997, Baptists have been without a place on the CEC Central Committee. The big churches – Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican and Orthodox – guard most places with fierce determination. The Lutheran-Reformed link up in CPCE (Community of Protestant Churches in Europe) have invited Baptists along to a “Protestant” meeting and we will go to stake the claim of minority non-Orthodox churches, but really there seems to be a conspiracy not to include but to exclude. So, the Baptist caucus is working hard to right the injustice of the last 12 years and get someone onto the Central committee. Eduardo, from a migrant church in Italy, is our “best chance” candidate – there has been much talk at this Assembly about the importance of not forgetting southern Europe and about involving migrant churches.

How will this Assembly act ? In 1997 the Anglican Bishop of London marshaled his forces to defeat the small evangelical free churches of North-West Europe get a place on the Central committee. Will this fresh attempt from the south work? We will keep you posted!

– Keith

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