One year report: Kanisa in Madrid

In October of 2018 we embarked on a fascinating and challenging journey: starting an Arabic-language fellowship in Madrid. Originally Dan and I launched it, but soon Raouf came on board.

Here is a picture from one of our weekly pastors’ prayer meetings:

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L to R: Dan, Raouf, Duane

A few weeks ago we sat down to think through some strategic issues, evaluating the past and looking to the future. This report is the fruit of that meeting:

Arabic Fellowship in Madrid, Report Nov 2019

Feel free to ask any questions.

Lanzando una comunidad Cristiana habla-árabe en Madrid

Aquí comparto sobre esta experiencia en la conferencia New Wineskins 2019:

Anglican Pastors vs. Priests? An Introduction to Anglican Holy Orders

Pleased to share my recent article from Anglican Pastor on the what Anglicans think about pastors and priests. Here is a section:

A bishop is priest among priests. He is a priest with a particular vocation to be a pastor of pastors. God knows that bishops in all the churches over the centuries have often failed in this office. But what we aspire to is something unreachable more often than not, but in the aspiration itself there is grace and failure and mercy and sin—all at once.

The bishop is first and foremost a priest, and only then a bishop. The bishop has authority for confirmation, ordination, and discipline.

Read it all here, download the PDF here, or read it in Spanish here.