Posted by Ros Clarke, 1 Apr 2020
The Spring 2020 edition of Crossway is now on its way to Church Society members and other subscribers
It’s been a joy to put together this of Crossway with its international focus, seeing stories come in of what God is doing amongst his people all over the world. Although the work of Church Society is particularly focussed on the Church of England, we are glad to be in partnership with brothers and sisters across the world, especially those who are also part of the Anglican Communion. I hope this edition of Crossway will encourage and inspire you to keep praying for the worldwide church. Perhaps you might consider how you could do more to support one of the projects mentioned in the magazine - whether by committing to pray regularly, support financially, or offer other practical help.
The first article, from Peter Walker, introduces the work of EFAC (the Evangelical Fellowship of the Anglican Communion), originally launched by John Stott, which has recently been revitalised. Peter is the Director of EFAC’s Theological Resource Network and it’s fascinating to hear about some of the ways in which theologians from different parts of the world are learning from each other as they work together. Two further articles also relate to theological education: from Jem Hovil and Benjamin Kibara, who describe their work in pioneering new forms of theological education in Kenya; and from Ro Mody, who tells us about the Evangelical Theological College of Asia, established in 2017.
Nicky Milson-Todd writes about going to Spain with her husband, Julian, to planting an Anglican church, and learning how to do ministry in a different culture with its different patterns of lfe. Catherine Durant and her husband Lucas serve in Hong Kong, and Catherine has written for us about their experiences of ministry during the early stages of the Coronavirus outbreak there. As the situation in the UK swiftly catches up with that in the Far East, perhaps some of you will find inspiration and hope from Catherine’s perspective.
Finally, Pablo Sánchez Márquez shares his vision for a publishing ministry in Chile (including translations of many Church Society books!) which has borne fruit in other Spanish-speaking countries as well.
If you’re not a Church Society member or a Crossway subscribe, you can purchase individual copies of Crossway in the shop. Or why not take out an annual subscription (four issues) now?!
Ros Clarke is Associate Director of Church Society and Editor of Crossway.
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