Well, that was interesting. Catalyst Live has been and gone, and we're grateful to God for so many things.
Professor Moltmann got here eventually, despite being snowed-in in Frankfurt; having him call to tell me that was one of the least welcome phone calls I've ever taken! The speakers all came, and were just terrific people, every one of them. The BMS team's work made me so very proud of them.
And you, the people who came, encouraged us with your kindness, your generous comments and your goodwill towards BMS.
I believe that we've recaptured something that's actually very important, and many of you have commented on it too. Together, we have established a place where thinking is valued for its own sake, where it's not simply a means to a practical end. We intentionally stripped out much of the usual gadgetry, the scripting, the control freakery that goes with organising these events – and that was a risk. And you, bless you all, came with us and shared and enjoyed the experience of simply sitting, listening and thinking.
In my twelve years with BMS, I don't think I've ever been so encouraged.
Catalyst Live will return next year…
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BMS World Mission
Yohanna Katanacho – love in the face of injustice
A lesson in loving your enemies from a Palestinian Christian
Poems from Lucy Berry
Lucy Berry created moments to remember at the first ever Catalyst Live events, hosted by BMS World Mission this week, as she shared a collection of her poems.
Caring for the least of these – Anthony Reddie
God loves all his people, but gives a little extra care to the marginalised.
Suffering and doubting the character of God – Sharon Dirckx
God created a world with freedom of choice, not suffering.
Bob White – are natural disasters acts of God?
God doesn’t cause spectacular disasters. Man does.
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