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This is what
the Lord says:
"Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will
find rest for your souls."
God and His Glory Alone
the Bible have anything to say about "the Troubles"?
This book is
an invitation to look afresh at the Bible. It is an
invitation to ask God what kind of people we should
be and how we should live as Christians in Northern
Ireland. Our hope is that as we examine our values and
actions in the light of God's word we may be open to
the Holy Spirit, submitted to the Lordship of Christ
and dedicated to live For God and His Glory Alone. "Do
not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then
you will be able to test and approve what God's will
is - his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Does the Lord Require of Us?
Evangelicals Asking Questions
The five questions
asked in this booklet go to the heart of the reality
of the Kingdom of God that is within us. We do not want
simply to accept the neatest answers our tradition provides.
We want intsead to stay with the questions, wrestling
with God until we discover afresh his anwer and then,
having done so, to ACT.
Future with Hope
Contribution on Northern Ireland is a broad coalition
of evangelical Christians from throughout the Protestant
churches in Northern Ireland. Since its inception in
has sought to understand and apply biblical principles
to the divided community in Northern Ireland. Its primary
function is to address its own constituency, and challenge
evangelicals to ask questions concerning their life
and witness in the community. Central to this is the
necessity to allow biblical values to determine attitudes
and actions in response to the issues facing a community
I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans
for your welfare and not for harm, to give you A FUTURE
Fear, Suspicion and Hostility
should evangelicals relate to Roman Catholics?
In this booklet,
the first in the PATHWAYS series published by ECONI,
we look at some of the answers to this question coming
from the evangelical community in Northern Ireland.
in Northern Ireland raises many difficult, sometimes
controversial, issues for Christians. Often we choose
to ignore or avoid them. PATHWAYS is an attempt to address
them biblically. Our goal is to find God's path, the
good way, and to walk in it.
the second in the PATHWAYAS series published by ECONI:
- looks at
fundamentalism and evangelicalism in Northern Ireland,
some of the assumptions often made about them, and,
the evangelical foundations of ECONI
Fire and the Hammer
people had tried God's patience to the limit. God, in
his mercy, offered one last chance through his prophet
Jeremiah. As they stood at the crossroads what would
And what does
Jeremiah's message to the people of God then have to
say to the people of God now?
Politics of Holiness
to a people whose vision of holiness was not just personal,
but social and political. Yet far from commending them,
he challenged their vision time and time again. He proclaimed
instead his vision of a holy community marked by mercy,
service and love of neighbour and enemy. But how do
we measure up? What is our vision of holiness? And would
Jesus commend us or challenge us?
Time to Heal
we deal with the wounds of history? In a community tormented
by its ever present past should we not 'forgive and
No, says Stanley
Hauerwas. Christians are required to confess and remember
their sins, but they are also required to remember the
sins of those who have sinned against them. Any reconciliation
that does not require such a remembering cannot be a
reconciliation made possible by the cross of Christ.
L Gregory Jones
is a way of life that takes time, argues Greg Jones.
Far from being a matter of the moment or of words spoken
or unspoken, forgiveness is a craft that requires that
we unlearn the habits of sin and learn instead the habits
of holiness in the community of the church.
Making a World of Difference
might forgiveness make to a world of conflict? What
lessons can we in Northern Ireland learn from the experiences
These are some
of the questions discussed in this collection of papers
- challenging us to see the power of forgiveness in
the resolution of conflict in Northern Ireland and the