In a comment (42: Back on form: disagreeing) “Blue, with a hint of amber” asks if I would let Adrian ‘Do the ”Why did Jesus die?” talk on your Alpha Course?‘
I have answered in quite a long comment but it reminds me that we live in a one way street and Adrian sees himself as a traffic cop keeping it that way. What do I mean?
- I have no problem with Adrian calling himself an evangelical BUT Adrian has many problems with me calling myself an Evangelical.
- I recognise the ministry of pastors within New Frontiers and I will work with them BUT Adrian does not recognise the ministry of women Methodist Ministers and groups he supports (Together for the Gospel) will not work with them. My understanding is that NFI is mixed on the issue, it seems some pastors will work with ministers who are women from denominations but others won’t.
- In every theological debate over the years Adrian has taken an exclusive position. He decides that traffic from positions he does not agree with will not be allowed along the street. I have tried to consistently do the opposite, I do not believe or accept many of Adrian’s theological positions but I have tried to never exclude him from any part of the Christian community because of our differences.
So friends from NFI (Adrian, Bwahoa, Phil, Bluefish etc) what about it? Can you answer Adrian’s question as I have?
Are you going to let us in and along the street? Or is your Christianity all one way?