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Live - Keswick Convention 2019 - 17 July 9.30am - Lecture 1 - Longing: Ours, Theirs and Everyone’s

It is curious that in our deeply divided world, humanity seems easily able to reach consensus that 'things are not as they should be'. Our problem lies in our failure to agree on the 'what should be' bit. For followers of Jesus, the Great Commission is a vital part of 'what should be' - good news of great joy shared with the whole world! Yet enthusiasm for it, and the language used to articulate it, has shifted constantly through church history. 'Longing', as both word and paradigm, brilliantly captures an underappreciated but powerful aspect of God’s design for global mission.

Jason Mandryk was born, grew up, and studied in Canada before moving to the UK to join the Operation World team. For 20 years, he has served through multiple editions and publications of this ministry, as researcher, editor, author, and team leader. He is thrilled to minister in an exciting time when we are seeing the increasing convergence of information, prayer, and mission. He also enjoys being outdoors amidst God’s created grandeur; Keswick allows the best of both passions!

For more information please visit https://keswickministries.org. Please visit https://www.eden.co.uk/essentialchristian to buy a copy of this talk.

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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.

To find more resources from the Forum visit foclonline.org

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Keywords:Love, Health, Family, ELF18, ELF, FOCL, FOCLOnline, FOCL Online, FOCL18