The current economic crisis is not just a catastrophic downside of the normal economic cycle, but a financial and social disaster. It is also at the same time a great Spiritual Opportunity.
We have recently produced two documents A Nation in Crisis and A Time of Opportunity which address the current situation.
I would like to comment on both documents.
The first is excellent and “says it all”.
I regret to say that I have difficulties with the second. Some of it is fine and make some excellent points, however, as a longstanding Maranatha member and supporter of all that we do as a community (since the mid 1980s), it is a very great regret that this is the first time I have had major doubts about some of the content of one of our publications, in terms of the history, theology and ideology presented. Those who wrote them are perfectly entitled to their views, but I have to point out that, as another Maranatha member, they are not mine.
As a scattered community of thousands of Christians from all different churches there are bound to be times when we don’t all agree on everything. We rejoice that what unites us is greater than what divides us.
Readers may be interested to know that Tom sent a longer version of his comment to the Maranatha Leadership team who have responded. We have since enjoyed good fellowship with Tom and his wife, particularly at our recent gathering of National Representatives at our conference at Quinta (see Quinta blog-post).