We must seek ways to communicate, participate, and act in order to bring about positive changes in today's increasingly ‘glocal’ world.
When many evangelicals remained indifferent to the social demands of the Gospel, Sider founded Evangelicals for Social Action.
Together with Pastor Pedro Arana we formed a team that had a common missionary vocation, always supported by our wives.
Only by reading today with the eyes of faith the new challenges facing humanity can we better understand the renewed obedience to the Word and the creativity that the Lord demands now. In that sense, René Padilla was a theologian who responded to his time.
A real pedagogue, he did not write for the scholars, although they admired him, but for common believers who want to think their faith.
“I was with Graham in press conferences in places such as Buenos Aires and Philadelphia, and I was really impressed by his capacity to respond with clarity and integrity to the questions of reporters”, writes Samuel Escobar.
Although a postmodern stance toward faith relegates theological issues to the background, they are indispensable for understanding the missionary reality.
The key question is whether Catholicism can consider popular Protestantism as God´s work. It is the same question that many traditional Protestant denominations also ask themselves.
The rapid growth of popular Protestantism has heightened the concerns of the Roman Catholic hierarchies in this region of the world.
In the second century there were commercial links between Gaul, nowadays France, and Syria. Among Syrian merchants, there were believers in Christ who contributed to spreading the Gospel in the European continent.