My friend, John Armstrong is Director of a ministry to the churches he calls Advancing the Christian Tradition in the Third millennium. Recently I listened to his Director’s Report 2008 and was amazed at what I heard. Included is one of the clearest statements of the necessity of keeping unity inseparably connected with mission. The wisdom and fruit of this concept has been demonstrated in recent history, begining with the “solidarity movements” in Poland that spread to other Communist nations, to the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa. 

I love the passion of this man and his advocatating of MISSIONAL-ECUMENISM, which he believes is the “new” ecumenism that it is taking hold in many places around the globe. If you want to listen to John’s comments on JOHN 17 and the Lord’s prayer, REPORT:PART 2