The third and final day of Planters & Pastors consisted of two sessions, so we were done by 1.00pm The first session was Keller’s concluding address, this time on Grace Renewal Dynamics, and the second contained a Q & A, some thankyous and a final ‘charge’ by Keller. I’m very conscious of preached messages that …

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Some grabs from yesterday. Contextualisation: Bringing the changeless message of the Gospel to address the particular cultural situation of the audience. Sermon introductions: ‘Open up your Bibles to …’ is also a contextualised approach to a felt need of an audience. No one presentation can transcend all cultures. What steps do we take to locate/stay …

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Just a brief note as we prepare for day two. As they say in the classics ‘he wrote the book.’ The ground covered in Keller’s talks yesterday focussed on the latter content of Center Church. Of interest were: His observations on institutions and movements and their differences, strengths and limitations. Gospel work needs the best …

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