Friday, August 17, 2007

Quick PGF Report

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Today was spent at the Presbyterian Global Fellowship Conference in downtown Houston. About 800 people attended from all over the country. The convention center is so large that it seemed like we were rattling around in it!

I'm stuffed full of information from plenary speakers and workshops and will write in more detail about them later this weekend. But in the meantime, here are some quick highlights of the day:

~ Hearing Gary Haugen describe the work of the International Justice Mission which rescues people from slavery and the sex trade all around the world;
~ Rev. Dr. Li Mei Lan of China pastors two churches--of 8,000 members EACH--proving that it takes a real woman to be a minister in China!
~The plea on behalf of Palestinian Christians from Father Elias Chaucor,Archbishop of Galilee of the Melkite Greek Orthodox Church;
~John Ortberg's analogy of life as a Monopoly game which was compelling but too long to attempt to recreate on a blog.
~There was no arguing about ordination issues, amendments to the BOO, or overtures--just lots of talk about bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to a world in need.

Goodnight, friends. More later.

3 comments:

Serena said...

Sounds great. I'm especially looking forward to hearing more about the International Justice Mission.

Presbyterian Gal said...

God bless the 800 there. Would that it were 8,000.

It sounds like a good meeting. Look forward to more.

Michael Kruse said...

"There was no arguing about ordination issues, amendments to the BOO, or overtures..."

Sheesh! Well then what would be the point? ... Wait. Did I say that out loud? :)

Seriously, thanks for keeping us informed.