Monday, June 7, 2010

Edinburgh 2010 Ends with Call for Christians to Renew Benefit of Service to One Another

The Christian Post website reports today (June 7, 2010) that some 1,000 Christians from across the denominations and traditions heard the call from the Archbishop of York to "be, see, think, and do mission" last night, as they came together for the close of Edinburgh 2010.

Christians were gathered for the conference in the capital of Scotland for most of last week. The occasion celebrated the 100th anniversary of the historic World Missionary Conference held in Edinburgh in 1910 and the subsequent birth of the world church.

In a closing address, the Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, stressed that although not every follower of Christ was called to be an evangelist, every Christian was nonetheless called to be a witness, with a responsibility to lead people to Christ.

Sentamu urged Christians "to put love where there is none" by turning away from the culture of "self-absorbed individualism" and rediscovering the benefit of service to one another.

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