Aren't churches in London dead?Sure, there aren't nearly the number of people going to church today as there were in the past, but things have changed a lot. In fact, the Diocese of London has been in a growth pattern for several years, as theologian and author Jason Fout explains. In today’s episode, Jason describes what the Diocese of London is doing and why it works. He offers an overview of the Diocese of London's approach and its success and discusses ways in which Diocese of London churches (Holy Trinity Brompton in particular) have reduced the thresholds that were keeping them from connecting with people in their communities. He also examines the Diocese of London's approach to planting churches and building new worship communities and discusses why these ventures have been successful. This episode will interest those looking for ideas and inspiration on how churches and dioceses are growing.
One of the most effective ways to grow in our Christian faith is by studying the origins of our tradition as it's been handed down to us. In this episode, priest, scholar, and teacher Jason Fout talks about the importance of belief and doubt as they relate to the creeds and historical documents of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP). Jason begins by talking about the importance of belief and prayer. He then walks us through the origins and meanings behind the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds. Jason also touches on other important documents in the BCP including the Creed of St. Athanasius and the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral.