Many of you have asked for resources that were referenced by speakers at the Minneapolis Gathering. We have created a Resources section on the August Gathering page where you can find some of the requested information. We have posted two new items there today, and will continue to add to it in the weeks to come.
One resource you’ve been asking for is the John Stott quotation Jim Singleton referenced. We are publishing it below and on the Documents & Resources page.
John Stott, one of the great voices of Evangelicalism, died recently. He was the essential author of the Lausanne Covenant — which was an evangelical counter to the World Council of Churches. Stott was invited to address the WCC for ten minutes in 1975 to explain Lausanne. In his brief address Stott urged them to recover five things he believed they had lost:
1) The essential lostness of humanity
2) Confidence in the truth, relevance, and power of the Gospel to save
3) The Uniqueness of Jesus (against the syncretism of our time)
4) The Urgency of evangelism (along with the urgency of justice)
5) A personal experience of Jesus Christ
Krister Stendahl, a Swedish theologian who was teaching at Harvard, leaned over to Stott after he was finished and said, “I did not agree with one word you said!” (Roger Steer, Basic Christian: The Inside Story of John Stott, 171).