This morning was the committee meeting for CNEF 33, the Gironde section for the National Council of Evangelicals of France. We met at Villenave d'Ornon at 9am for croissants and coffee and to discuss the coming year.
I left Pessac on the bus 44, changing for the 36 which followed more or less the route we used to follow from Villenave to Pessac when the rocade was blocked in the morning. It took and hour and I read happily on the bus.
The discussion was good. We talked about the various new churches that spring up, some with animist theology and practice that owes everything to African folk-tradition and nothing to Scripture, some with rather unhelpful leadership that seeks to draw people away after them. And the usual prosperity stuff. It's not always all that easy to find the right way of helping people to have a better understanding and practice.
We also discussed our developing relationship with the Protestant Federation of France. It was a good time with my brothers who I don't see as often as I'd like. Good chaps.