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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016


The ACT3 Cohort Group Begins Monday, May 23

Posted on May 3, 2016 by John Armstrong On Monday, May 23, the next ACT3 Cohort begins in Carol Stream, IL. We meet in the beautiful garden room at Windsor Park on Rt. 64. If you are interested in being a participant in this dynamic group you need to decide in the next ten days or so. This will be the best multi-denominational and multi-ethnic group I’ve had in the four-plus years we’ve trained leaders in this context. Remember, this is NOT for clergy only at all. In fact, most ofRead More

Pastors pray for school board – The Beacon News

A group of pastors and community members gathered outside the East Aurora School District 131 board meeting Monday to pray for the school board and district leaders. Source: Pastors pray for school board – The Beacon News

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ACT3 Monday Evening Forum

Posted on May 2, 2016 by John Armstrong The first ACT3 Monday Evening Forum of 2016 takes place this evening at 7:00 p.m. My guest is Dr. Jon Nilson, professor of theology emeritus at Loyola University in Chicago. The topic is: “Good Theology Must Be Ecumenical: Why & How?” Dr. Jon Nilson in dialogue with Dr. John H. Armstrong We begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. We meet at Lutheran Church of the Master, 580 Kuhn Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188. There is no charge and noRead More

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Does What We Sing Matter to the Faith of the Church?

Posted on April 28, 2016 by John Armstrong Since the 1970s we have had a raging debate about singing and music in the church. This debate has often come down to “traditional” music, or (old) hymns, versus “modern,” or popular music. The real truth is that the great influence on church music has been a combination of the charismatic influence, much of which is good in directing our hearts to God in personal praise, and the popular songs of television and pop-culture. This “performance” music is not good, at leastRead More