Friday, October 27, 2006

the archbishop of canterbury preaches in beijing

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Rowan Williams, noted scholar and Archbishop of Canterbury preached recently at the Chaoyang Church in Beijing. Among his reflections: "The church here has worked hard to make itself understood as part of China, its culture, its history, its hopes. It is no longer true, if it ever was true, that to be a Christian is to stop being really Chinese. And so we are encouraged to see a church that is trying to find its own way forward honestly – find a language that really belongs in this place. It is no kind of imposed Christianity, whether conservative or Liberal, that will answer the questions of China. It is the Gospel itself in its glory, taking root here...". Read the sermon here.


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