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European Leadership Forum '18 - "Faith in Family Life" - Pablo Martinez -

“In the 19th century the problem was the death of God: in the 20th century the problem is the death of man” (Eric Fromm). Unfortunately, Fromm saw no connection between the two facts. The “death of God” leads sooner or later to the “death of man”. Self-deification, with its accompanying entourage of narcissism, leads to sheer individualism. A colossal crisis in relationships is one of its main outcomes. In the midst of this arid moral landscape we need to regain the biblical view of relationships in general and within the family in particular. What are the hallmarks of relationships according to God´s design? What is a healthy family?

Pablo Martinez was a European Leadership Forum steering committee member for more than 10 years. He currently works as a psychiatrist at a private practice in Barcelona. He has also developed a wide ministry as a counsellor and itinerant speaker. He has been a plenary Bible teacher in more than 30 countries. He served as one of the vice-presidents of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA). He filled the role of President of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (1999-2009) and Professor of Pastoral Psychology at the Spanish Theological Seminary for seven years. His books have been published in 14 languages. His most recent works are Mad or God?: Jesus, the Healthiest Mind of All (Inter-Varsity Press, England, co-authored with Prof. Andrew Sims) and Take Care of Yourself: Survive and Thrive in Ministry (Hendrickson Publishers & Lausanne Movement).

Length: 44mins

The European Leadership Forum meets annually in Central Europe to unite, equip, and resource evangelical leaders to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe. As a coalition of evangelical Christian groups, they seek to do what no single organisation could do alone: provide a bridge between God’s global resources and local leaders from all over Europe. The Forum consists of 27 Networks focused on everything from apologetics to science, media to politics. This annual meeting now brings together 800 participants from more than 40 countries.

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