George Rowaan

About Me: 

I'm the Senior, Sole, Soul Pastor at Tillsonburg CRC.  A relatively small sized church in the context of the CRC but considered a healthy size in the Canadian context where the large majority of churches have less than 100 people at worship on any given Sunday.

I am a husband and father although my children are adults now.

Q&A
294 views
0 shares
0 rating
12 comments

What has been your experience with Article 17 A?

Maybe this topic is a little too painful for some but I am hoping there is some healthy comments and advise we can share with one another. Some of you have experienced the pain of Article 17. Maybe it wasn't even painful for you? Some of you found great ways to heal and grow others are still in that process. I'm wodering if those who are well along in their healing might share what you found helpful or not so helpful. Please no grinding axes though.
Pastors
  • If the institutional church feels good about itself just because it is preaching the word it has to check the influence that word is having in and on the body.  You might think you are eating a...

  • Interesting article.  I think there is another direction from which this should be approached.  If we think in terms of church as institution and church as organism it is the institutional church...

  • Following on my own request for helpful resources I just read an article by Dallas Willard:  http://www.dwillard.org/articles/artview.asp?artID=106

    Very good begining point.

  • Walt:  Thank you for your brave act of sharing this.  It means a lot to me.  It is very timely that I should read your post only a few hours after a session with my own counselor where we talked...

  • Thanks brothers. I appreciate your comments but want to call us back to my original request:  I'm looking for a word from those who have been there but have healed.  What did you find particularly...

  • Steve:  Our brains must be on the same wavelength.  I have been thinking about some of these exact same things lately.  Perhaps another word to include would be "global"  how does a local church...

  • Alejendro:   Thank you so much for your comments.  I suppose I had a certain aspect of my own education in mind and perhaps a somewhat narrow view when it comes to majority world education.  I was...

  • Well Joel, I think Partners Worldwide is an excellent example of attemting dialogue.  Books like When Helping Hurts also point us in the right direction.  Both of those are in the area of...

  • Joel:  More excellent food for thought.  I just finished eating some Polish perogees and now am digesting the rich flavours of what you have shared with us.

    I think one of the biggest...

  • I agree, the to and for paridigm emerged from the way in which the great commission was read.  It also comes from colonialism and western and european arogance that prevented us from...