Why Adfontes is here
Welcome to Adfontes! As the name suggests (Latin for 'to the sources') the goal of Adfontes is to facilitate conversations about the Scriptures in an effort to stir up renewal and reformation in the church. The theme verse for the site comes from Isaiah 51:1.
“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek the LORD: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.”
(Isaiah 51:1 ESV)
Afontes is the host for three renewal conversations. The first conversation can be tracked by clicking on the button labelled “CLRA”. “CLRA”, pronounced like the lady’s name Clara, stands for “Covenant Life Renewal Association” and seeks to gather together pastors and leaders of Canadian Baptist Churches interested in the cause of Biblical Reformation. The second conversation is gathered together under the title of “Barnabas”. First Baptist Church, Orillia hosts a leadership development program by that name and will post pieces of particular interest to folks who are involved in that course. The third conversation, gathered under the heading RMM Readings, hosts a series of posts reflecting on the daily readings from the Robert Murray M’Cheyne Bible Reading Plan.
These are not entirely unrelated conversations, in fact, the final two are outgrowths of the first. CLRA firmly believes that the path to renewal is long and narrow. It is long in the sense that it will probably take multiple generations, therefore, it is committed to leadership development. It is narrow in that there is really only one thing we need to do. We need to prayerfully read and talk about the Bible. Therefore, Barnabas and RMM are not separate conversations, they are logically related. However, for clarity’s sake there is some sense in dividing these conversations by category. If your interest is specific to the RMM reflections, you will find that using that tab on the front page will make your search more efficient. On the other hand, if you are looking for information about CLRA or Barnabas, it will be easier to find what you are looking for under the organizing tab.
As always, we look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to comment, question and engage.
May God Alone Be Glorified.
P.S. If you are curious about the new banner, it is a picture of Abraham's well in Beer-Sheva in Israel and is used with permission, courtesy of the International Visitors' Centre Abraham's Well. You can visit their site here.