CFI UK National Conference

Last weekend CFI UK held their National Conference in Eastbourne and were blessed with good weather, excellent speakers, good attendance and a lot of help from volunteers.

Talk on British Christian History and the Jewish peopleJames Patrick describing British Christian history in relation to the Jewish people.

On Friday evening James Patrick presented an extensive review of British Christian history as it relates to the Jewish people. One of the surprises in that was the way in which early British Christians held out for some time against the Roman Church’s pressure to move the timing of Easter celebrations away from the timing of the Jewish Passover.

On Saturday Willem Glashouwer spoke twice about Israel, the covenants and the kingdom. In the morning he gave a moving account of working with Jewish people. Then in the afternoon many in the audience were very interested in the ‘twelve articles regarding the place of Israel in God’s plan of salvation’ that Willem has formulated with some friends.

Andrew Tucker, Willem’s colleague from Christians for Israel International, spoke about Israel’s current international legal situation. Thus his talk was placed within the context of Israeli communities in the so-called ‘West Bank’ regularly being presented as illegal by many media organisations. Andrew explained some of the key characteristics of international law that challenge such statements.

Then on Saturday afternoon we heard from two speakers who are more directly related to CFI UK – Stacey and Kevin Howard from CFI Jerusalem. They have been touring the UK speaking about CFI in various venues, and took the opportunity at the conference to describe major elements of the work being done by CFI within Israel, as well as the motivation behind it.

So there was a lot of information to take in over the whole series of conference sessions, but those who attended all seemed glad that they had.

Audio recordings will soon be available, in addition to the relevant books, papers and DVDs that were on sale during the conference.