“The authority of Scripture,” in debates on the Appointment of Protestant Thinking

The Cross : Why have you created the Appointment of Protestant Thinking (RVPP) ?

Pastor Samuel Amédro : Starting from the intuition that it is necessary to help raise a young generation of thinkers, this idea was born out of a frustration vis-à-vis a kind of fragility, of weakness, of what can come at this time in terms of protestant theology. Theologians often think only, it is now rare to see them confront their own thinking of others, even at conferences where the words are juxtaposed, opening finally little to the debate.

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We wanted to show that something new can come from the reflection on the gap, as theorized by the philosopher François Jullien believed that when one is asked what one believes or what one thinks, it is good to compare it to something very different, and to measure the path travelled. It is this journey, even from one thought to another which is productive.

All of the trends – lutheran-reformed, evangelical… – thinking protestant are represented at this occasion. This methodology establishes a sort of brotherhood : no one feels on top of the other. Finally, there is also a discussion on the spot, in interaction with the audience, and moments of prayer and conviviality. It is important that people also accept to play something of the spiritual order, and not only intellectual.

What is it that has chaired, this year, at the choice of the theme “The authority of the Scriptures for today : issues and perspectives “ ?

P. S. A : Within French protestantism, a serious crisis has publicly exploded at the time of the synod of the Protestant Church United to France (EPUdF) in Sète (Hérault), who paved the way [en 2015, NDLR] to the blessing of same-sex couples.

It was already a sticking point, but disagreements on the reading and interpretation of the Bible are then crystallized : “This is a decision contrary to the Scriptures, “” he must not be reading too much literal texts “, ” do I have to first question the text, or leave me question for him ? “… This is a sore subject, and it is for this reason that we wanted to work on it.

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Is it that we still listen to today, the Bible in the world ? Is that interpret is to betray ? Until where to listen to the text, and where the master ? Through all the Churches, the subject, cleaving, opens many questions that we will address in the RVPP. If there are points of blockage – and it is necessary that there is ! – this will mean that there is a real discussion, not hiding, not what everyone thinks.

How to bounce back, at the end of this new session of debates ?

P. S. A : In view of the quality of the texts [accessibles sur le site des RVPP] we have received from the hand of pairs, we can see that there are really things to dig. Likely, so we will keep this theme in the next year, in order to explore finesse this issue.

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While the two faculties of theology of Geneva, Lausanne – have joined us this year and that other – Brussels, Kinshasa – have expressed their interest to do so next year, we would like to a priori give us one more year, with new pairs that would occur and would “the no more” to deepen the topic.

At the end of the RVPP, we do no obligation as to the result : we allow ourselves the freedom to publish what we find to be good, but if it is not ripe yet, we will leave the time.


Trump has denied involvement in the resignation accusing his lawyers of attorney :: Policy :: RBC

Prior to this, justice Minister William Barr announced that Jeffrey Berman dismissed at the initiative of the American President. Berman was investigated against supporters of trump

Jeffrey Berman

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Donald trump is irrelevant to the dismissal of us attorney for the southern district of new York Jeffrey Berman, who led the investigation against supporters of the American President. It is reported Bloomberg.

“Attorney General Barr is working on it. It is his authority, not mine. But we have a very able attorney General, so it’s all in his hands. I don’t have to do with it,” said trump before confined to election campaign event in Oklahoma.

Trump has called the possible cause of his defeat in the election of the President of the United States

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According to the New York Times, Friday, June 19, Minister of justice of the U.S. William Barr announced that Berman, who is leaving his post, and his place will be taken by the Chairman of the Federal Commission on securities and stock exchanges of the USA Jay Clayton, whom the publication calls a familiar trump.

However, the Manhattan U.S. attorney refused to voluntarily leave the post. He wrote on Twitter that he had not resigned and is not going to do that. “I was appointed by the judges of the U.S. court for the southern district of new York, and resigned when the Senate will approve the candidate proposed by the President,” wrote Berman. He added that up to this point all started their investigation will continue.


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Tokaev terminated the senatorial powers of Nazarbayev’s daughter :: Politics :: RBC

The reasons for this decision are not specified. Dariga Nazarbayeva has been the speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan since March 20, 2019

Dariga Nazarbayeva

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President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev signed a decree on the termination of powers of the deputy of the country’s Senate Dariga Nazarbayeva – she is the speaker of the upper house of the Kazakh parliament and the eldest daughter of ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev. The decree is reported on the website of the head of the republic. The reasons for this decision are not specified, the text of the document has not yet been published.

On his Twitter Tokaev thanked Nazarbayev for his work as speaker of the Senate.

Nazarbayeva was elected chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan on March 20, 2019, after ex-speaker Tokayev took office. On September 2, she was reassigned to this post.

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Dariga Nazarbayeva was born in 1963 in the city of Temirtau. She graduated from Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov and Kazakh State University. Kirova (now Kazakh National University). She entered politics in the mid-2000s, becoming a deputy in the lower house of parliament. In 2015–2016, Nazarbayev served as Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. Since 2016, she moved to the upper house of parliament, heading a committee on international affairs, defense and security.


Kazakh President terminates senatorial powers of Nazarbayev’s daughter

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev signed a decree on the termination of powers of Speaker of the Senate of Parliament Dariga Nazarbayeva, daughter of the country’s first president Nursultan Nazarbayev. The corresponding decree is published on the website of the President of Kazakhstan. The reasons for terminating the powers of Ms. Nazarbayeva are not specified.

Dariga Nazarbayeva is the eldest daughter of Nursultan Nazarbayev. She has been the speaker of the upper house of the Parliament of Kazakhstan since March 2019, in September she was re-elected to this post. Prior to this, Ms. Nazarbayeva chaired the chamber committee on international affairs, defense and security.

In March, it became known that in the spring of 2019, the property of Dariga Nazarbayeva, as well as the grandson of Nursultan Nazarbayev Nurali Aliyev and his wife Aida, were arrested in London. They bought real estate for more than $ 100 million, they issued it in three offshore areas – the Antilles, Panama and the British overseas territory of Anguilla. The arrest was imposed at the request of law enforcement agencies.


Altmaier is no guarantee of openness

SThe Federal Minister of Economics is now expanding his investment control powers. In order to ward off the alleged impending sell-out of German companies weakened by the Corona standstill, Peter Altmaier secures even more rights. In the future, the CDU politician will be able to extensively examine a share purchase by an investor outside the European Union if the takeover could “probably” affect public order and security – a criterion with a lot of room for interpretation.

Now it will be true that some companies based here will become a cheaper target for takeovers by stopping the economy to avert health risks. However, bargains for German investors are likely to arise elsewhere. If one accepts the argument of temporary special vulnerability, also because the state provides financial help to get companies through the crisis: Why doesn’t Altmaier limit the new powers?

No guarantee of openness

He is interested in more, and that fits into the picture. Altmaier sees his role as that of an active industrial politician, which is inevitably associated with greater protectionism. Even before Corona, he enthusiastically announced tax money in order to lure companies into fields that seemed promising to him. It remains to be seen whether its subsidized battery alliances will mature into successful companies or remain subsidized companies.

Altmaier and France have long wanted to loosen EU competition controls in order to promote the emergence of “European champions”. The Corona crisis, like his EU colleagues, gives him hundreds of billions to live out industrial-political dreams in the fray. The economic stabilization fund enables state entry into companies, the foreign trade amendment makes it easier to lock out undesirable (Chinese) investors.

Altmaier wants to use the new powers “with a sense of proportion”. One should not rely on this alone, this minister is not a strong guarantee of Germany’s economic openness. It would be better to clarify the foreign trade amendment and to limit it in terms of time.


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Pray for the authorities, says Pope – English

(ANSA) – Vatican City, March 12 – Pope Francis on Thursday
he said that the faithful should pray for the authorities who “often hear each other
alone and not understood “amid the emergence of the coronavirus.

Speaking at mass in the residence of Casa Santa Marta inside the
Vatican, Francis said “let’s continue to pray together in this
pandemic time, for the sick, relatives, parents with
children at home … but above all I would like to ask you
pray for the authorities: they must decide and often decide
on measures that people don’t like.

“And often the authorities feel lonely, not understood.

“We pray for our rulers to make decisions about these
measures: they can feel accompanied by the prayers of