The Evangelical Alliance launched a new website recently. I’m not a member you understand, but it is of interest as the EA is one of the largest Christian organisations in the UK. I think the CofE probably beats it, especially if we are allowed to include our apathetic and backslidden members.
Anyway, the EA website. It has some good things on it, like this demolition of the extremely shoddy Dispatches programme on Channel 4. But the site is disappointing elsewhere. Take the lack of RSS feeds for instance. A major Christian organisation really shouldn’t be launching a new site in 2006 without RSS feeds.
Then there’s the new ‘Alltogether‘ initiative, which promisingly starts out “What does it look like when Christians work together? What happens in 21st century Britain when we do?”. What is odd is how it goes on to define ‘working together’ as something that only Evangelicals should be doing, rather than Christians as a whole. Which seems to imply to me that either non-evangelicals aren’t proper Christians or that in fact not all Christians should be working together. I’m not sure. I’ll write to them and ask.
On a more positive ‘Christian Unity’ note my old friend from way back Stephen March has written a book about how evangelical Christians and catholic Christians can work together. It is called ‘As Pilgrims Progress: Learning How Christians Can Walk Hand in Hand When They Don’t See Eye to Eye’, and is by by David E. Bjork and Stephen J. March. I’ll ask him to pop in and tell you how good it is.
Below is a link to the book on Amazon. If you buy it this way I will receive a small and insignificant reward (I am hoping that 2006 will be the year that my Amazon UK affiliate revenue crosses the £1 barrier).