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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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Millennial Evangelicals on Israel: ‘Meh’
Survey finds waning support for Jewish state compared to older American believers.
Millennial Evangelicals on Israel: 'Meh'. 1 of 2. Research.
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?
CT Pastors’ Hidden Gems of 2017
In case you missed them, here are 10 of our editors’ favorite articles from the past year.
Three trends defined the major headlines of 2017: widening fissures along cultural, political, and racial lines; tragedy caused by natural disasters and human hands; and, of course, a
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
Evangelicals and Domestic Violence: Are Christian Men More Abusive?
A sociologist looks at the data on domestic abuse against women.
As a sociologist who studies family and marriage trends, I predict that in the coming years Given the contemporary cultural and political environment, we ought to be skeptical of stories
Looking for Ancient African Religion? Try Christianity.
Looking for Ancient African Religion? Try Christianity.
The African religious imagination already anticipates Christ.
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