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October 22, 2013

GAFCON Interview - John W. Yates III on John Stott

This morning I stopped to chat with John W Yates III of Holy Trinity Church in Raleigh, N.C.. John was a former study assistant to John Stott and we talked about Uncle John’s influence on North American Anglicans.

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This is just awesome listening.  Thanks David+ 
You’re a great interviewer!

What John Yates III shares about GAFCON being “the happy reflection of the Global Church” and the expectation that the “slow steady work of building relationships” will have lasting impact in birthing “partnerships lasting for decades” really resonates with what I’ve been praying for all at GAFCON this week.

[1] Posted by Karen B. on 10-23-2013 at 11:21 AM · [top]

Thanks so much for this David.  What a remarkable interview.  I suppose he must be the son of the rector of The Falls Church.

Lots of gems in here, but I was struck by this one in particular on John Stott:

“He was a compelling example of a rigorously intellectual faith that was still intensely real and personal, and in that way he militated against some of the anti-intellectualism of the fundamentalist movement in North America.  And so he along with a number of others in the latter half of the 20th Century made it OK to be an intellectual evangelical Christian.”

[2] Posted by Pageantmaster ن on 10-24-2013 at 10:50 AM · [top]

thanks #2.
Yes, I agree that’s one of the best. And this morning John gave an exposition of Ephesians 4 to the whole conference that exemplified that understanding.

[3] Posted by David Ould on 10-24-2013 at 01:49 PM · [top]

David+  Can you assuage my curiosity?  What happened to Ephesians 3???  wink

I was so surprised to see that JWY3 was preaching today on Eph. 4 when yesterday’s preaching from Raffel+ was Eph 2.

Ephesians 3 may just be my all-time favorite chapter of Scripture, even before I heard John Piper preach on it at Lausanne 3 in 2010, which just made it even more special for me.  Eph. 3:10 is one of the most powerful passages in Scripture and so encouraging when it’s tempting to see only the weaknesses and problems of the church… God through the church WILL display His manifold wisdom to all the powers & principalities - including all the demons and Satan himself.  It’s a promise!

[4] Posted by Karen B. on 10-24-2013 at 03:48 PM · [top]

This emphasises the importance of Gafcon to ACNA.  It is perhaps a more subtle importance than in 2009 when Gafcon gave the impetus to form ACNA.  But the link with the wider communion is very important to assist ACNA in staying its course.

[5] Posted by MichaelA on 10-24-2013 at 04:53 PM · [top]

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