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Preparing for Rev. Billy Graham’s Memorial Service, and Reflecting on His Love for Our Hurting World
Truly effective evangelism is a matter of friendship, mentorship, and unconditional love.
There is much that we, the church, can learn from his leadership and legacy of outreach even today in our 21st century context. Cultural Trends. Newsflash: we live in a broken world.
Three Biblical Frameworks for Faithfulness in the Post-Christendom West (Part 1)
Call. Context. Commission.
I have written extensively on the trends that have informed this culture change and the More importantly, I have consistently argued that this decline in cultural Christianity can be, in part
How We Lead in Times of Cultural Shift
In many ways, we have lost our home field advantage.
How We Lead in Times of Cultural Shift. How We Lead in Times of Cultural Shift. This cultural shift has resulted in the loss of what I refer to as the Christian's home court advantage.
Joni Eareckson Tada: Why Suicide Is Everybody’s Business
Society’s moral resolve hinges on the interdependence of the sick and the well.
“My point is this: Society is not a bunch of people way out there who sit around big tables and think up political trends or cultural drifts; society is you. Your actions, your decisions, matter.
Three Keys to Increasing Church Planting Capacity in Denominations
Engage the Planters. Embrace the Pace. Establish the Path.
As with any mission field, understanding the cultural context is important. help them learn, pastor them, pray for them, supply biblical principles that aren't based on trends, and generally
Cities and Multiculturalism: Two Trends in Church Planting Today
God can be at work in more than one place at a time.
the leadership of someone of color or someone from a different historical or cultural background. Trends come and go, but the one trend that should endure is that we plant because
Kaepernick, Speech, and a Job: The Cleat May Soon be on the Other Foot
Free speech is important, but is it always helpful, and how does it relate to employment?
However, looking at current cultural trajectory, and how dissenters are being treated (see examples If current trends continue, Christians will be penalized for their speech soon enough.
Trends in Church Architecture, Part 5
Can a church building be culturally engaged?
1 of 2. Trends in Church Architecture, Part 5. Is our building cultural? At the World of Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta, GA, you can taste Coke products from around the world.
Trends in Church Architecture, Part 3
Third Places are the new multi-purpose building.
In this the third installment in the series Trends in Church Architecture, we'll as community centers, coffeehouses, parks and playgrounds, restaurants, and theaters, and cultural centers.
Cultural Trends Pastors Should Recognize
Every generation has to consider their context as they live out the mission
Feb 22, 2016. Evangelism. Cultural Trends Pastors Should Recognize. Cultural Trends Pastors Should Recognize. Every generation has to consider their
Trends in Church Architecture, Part 1
Don't overlook the philosophical importance of worship facilities.
In this article—the first in a series on trends in church buildings— I will make a few philosophical observations about 4. Worship Facilities Can Communicate A Cultural Engagement.
Churches in America—Part 3
Convictional Christians are not leaving the faith.
to vital trends associated with Protestants and evangelicals, there are three more vital trends that are at least in part we are witnessing the demise of casual and cultural Christianity.
Trends in Church Architecture, Part 4
Here are seven "Third Places" churches have built in and for their communities.
1 of 11. Trends in Church Architecture, Part 4. Redeemer Presbyterian Church built the W83 Community and Cultural Center, which serves as the home of its West-Side congregation.
Get Ready, Youth Group Leaders: Teens Twice as Likely to Identify as Atheist or LGBT
Barna findings on Generation Z pose new challenges for the church.
In Facts and Trends, Gen Z Christian and college student Jessica Berlin warns that her to social and spiritual issues reflect an evolving worldview shaped by the cultural events that
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
In this special issue, we've included articles that explore trends in women's discipleship, examine the country, training Christian leaders on how to engage in cross-cultural ministry and
How Can The Church Thrive In A Non-Christian World?
If our churches have to be a little more uncomfortable to us insiders in order to reach even one lost soul for Christ, that’s a sacrifice we should all be willing to make.
Christian era. I will be speaking on “Cultural Trends and the State of the Church.” Join me at this limited seat event. As we all know, it's election season.
Alan Jacobs: Hating Your Neighbor Will Make You DumbSubscriber Access Only
How tribalism and culture-warring have ravaged our ability to think.
change their minds. Repugnant Cultural Others. All these trends have hampered our ability to think carefully, judiciously, and generously. As a professor
Stand and Share: My Interview with Outreach Magazine
The Decline of Christian Evangelism … and What We Can Do About It
Evangelism is the recurring theme of what matters to me. Talk for a moment about the larger cultural picture. Are there any generational trends to note here?
The State of The Church in America: When Numbers Point To A New Reality, Part 3
Before you dismiss research as unimportant, read this. If facts are our friends, then it's time we listen to them for the good of the Church in America.
Wednesday, we looked at Mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, and some important trends. distinguish those who profess Christianity into three categories: cultural, congregational, and
4 Responses to Cultural Change
Christians must know how to engage culture.
Here are four possible responses to cultural change small group members to understand timeless biblical truth as the lens through which they view current events and trends and equips
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How a Humble Evangelist Changed Christianity As We Know It
How a Humble Evangelist Changed Christianity As We Know It
Churches were divided. Believers eschewed cultural influence. Liberal modernism was on the move. Then God made Billy Graham.
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