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Can Germany rediscover the Reformation?

Article

October 2003
Germany

Can Germany rediscover the Reformation?

  Humanly speaking, the Protestant Reformation began in Germany, where Martin Luther discovered justification by faith alone and spoke out against the errors of Rome.   As the Reformation spread to other lands, and new leaders emerged, German preachers and theologians remained in the forefront of what was perhaps the greatest spiritual movement since…

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WILLOW CREEK

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February 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

WILLOW CREEK

Worship and worldlinessLast month we considered the pragmatism that underlies the church-growth and Willow Creek movements; that is, the idea that 'if it works it is right'. We saw that the consumerism employed by these movements may 'work' in the sense that they draw crowds to church. But it became clear that is does…

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WILLOW CREEK

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January 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

WILLOW CREEK

PragmatismWillow Creek Community Church began in a rented theatre in 1975, when pastor Bill Hybels decided to take a radically new approach to church outreach. The heart of his idea was that the local church should cater for the needs and wishes of the un-churched community. Door-to-door research was carried out to find out…

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