Council meets again!

At the first Council in Jerusalem, a deliberate and profound decision was made: Gentile believers were free to develop their own distinctive expression of church without the imposition of Jewish cultural norms. For many Australians today, Christianity is just as foreign as Judaism was to the Gentiles. It is time for the Council to meet again.  (more…)

Renegotiating Church

At the first Council in Jerusalem, a deliberate and profound decision was made: Gentile believers were free to develop their own distinctive expression of church without the imposition of Jewish cultural norms.  For many Australians today, Christianity is just as foreign as Judaism was to the Gentiles. It is time for the Council to meet again.

Throughout the history of the church, particularly during its first few hundred years, significant Councils have taken place in order for definitions of Christian orthodoxy to be thrashed out by church leaders. (more…)