This week saw the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (yes folks, that’s spelled with a zee) take place in Cape Town.
I held an open posture (a “reverse pretzel”) towards the goings on, and met face to face with a few delegates. But by and large I remained fringer than the self-proclaimed “fringe”. Part of this advanced yogic manipulation involved my posting a question per day on conversation.lausanne.org.
For evangelicals, regardless of the plethora of diverse issues – globalism, truth, social action, climate- the answer is always “Jesus”. Even then, we shall have to ask again, “Which Jesus?”
So here, to summarise, are what I see as key questions to address going forward. Conversation around these on conversation.lausanne was not prolific, so let me simply repost them here:
- Can Evangelical – Postevangelical interfaith dialog bear fruit?
- How have liberal, postmodern and emergent values infiltrated evangelicalism?
- Is evangelicalism inherently dualistic?
- Is “worship” a separate idea from “evangelization”?
- What comes first – belief, behaviour, or belonging?
- Does the Gospel of Grace require the threat of Hell?
- How does our salary affect our theology?