There is much chatter on various blogs, and some you tube clips, about the Elephant Room discussions, which are far too long to feature here (why do reformist critics, in particular, have to take so long to demonstrate their point, making it harder for us to add a balanced perspective?).
Anyway, they talk about some of the ideas shared during this event, some positive, some negative, but here’s an opening to discuss what you think of the possibility of leaders and congregations from different persuations being able to work together on doctrine, on the purpose of our existence and on a unified mandate to preach the gospel to a fallen world.
There was an emphasis on US ministries in this event, which kind of limits the scope. There have to be more ministries with influence and doctrinal savvy than this small group, but the idea has possibilities.
A secondary challenge
Bishop Jakes was invited to be part of Elephant Room discussions, and has been roundly criticised on the blogisphere for modalist beliefs, which, it is claimed, he refuted.
The challenge: To explain the doctrine of the Trinity in simple layman terms everyone can understand.