3 ABNY Social Realities Shaping North American Missions
The New Testament Church was birthed in the messiness of a religiously pluralistic society.
This means the oldest of them grew up during the most recent recession and are now in college. They only know ethnic diversity and a world connected by smart devices.
God in Our Midst
There is a pervasive consumerism in the church today.
It examines the cultural context of Canada—a few steps further along the road of religious recession than the United States—and generates practical insights for developing a practice of
What the New Midlife Crisis Means for Christian Women
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
timelines: We were young children when divorce rates were highest, teens as high crime and AIDS were all over the news, and buying houses just before the greatest recession in three
Missional Hymns—An Interview with Keith Getty
Keith and Kristen Getty drive hymnody for the missionary work.
preach. China, the context, was very anti-Christian, the minimizing of Christian rights, the murdering of Christians and indeed worldwide global recession.
What Have I to Fear
However you vote this year, don't be motivated by fear.
During economic recession or war, fear clarifies the choice of the electorate for a candidate who promises to create prosperity and guarantee safety.
Bible Study Fellowship Rewrites the Rulebook
From denim to downloads, BSF is loosening up and adapting for millennials.
Although class membership dropped to 200,000 during the 2008 recession, it spiked back up during the 2015–16 Revelation study when BSF saw 50 percent growth.
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
Millennials came of age during the economic downturn of 2007–2008, experienced the challenge of finding work during a recession, and watched some of their parents' mortgages end
Morning Roundup 11/12/14
Churches Over Budget; Discipleship and Authenticity; Wives of Evangelicalism
In the study's release, Lifeway Research Director Scott McConnell said, "The most recent of recession revealed poor habits among Americans in term of spending and lending.
Why We Need Rich Christians
Excessive wealth isn’t good for anybody, unless it’s used for good for everybody.
The median household income has decreased in recent years, settling just above $50,000. (Data from The Nation's Economy, This Side of the Recession.).
Morning Roundup 11/20/14
Overspending Churches; Converting Catholics; Bob Jones University Investigation
Lifeway Research Director Scott McConnell said of the numbers, "The most recent of recession revealed poor habits among Americans in term of spending and lending.
Why Your Deflated Retirement Dream Might Be God’s Open Door
After losing my safety net, I see retirement as meaningful vocation, not permanent vacation.
retirement years. Boomers were never great savers, and the recent recession further impacted our ability to support ourselves through our retirement years. A
Morning Roundup 9/30/14
Friendless Millennials; Limiting Religious Groups; Principled Pluralism
of ways. The recent Recession, the exhausting persistence of the War on Terror and violence in the Middle East, and a whole lot more. Violence, economic
Morning Roundup 7/29/14
Seminary Debt; Confusing Emails; Grand Narrative
Combined with the recession's drop in church giving, there are no easy answers for many pastors, who struggle balancing their call to ministry and their need for financial provision
God Loves Rich People Too
Christians need to adopt Jesus' attitude toward the one percent
Image: greenkozi/flickr. 0; tweet; share. share; share; share. expand: email; print. 0; tweet; email; print. It's been six years since the beginning of the Great Recession.
Morning Roundup 8/26/14
Suburban Slums; Sex, Peyote, and Religious Liberty; Discipleship in Groups
But some time around the dot-com bust and 2001 recession, the number of poor people living in the suburbs actually outstripped the total residing in cities.
Bankruptcy Helped Me Love My Neighbor
How one pastor found himself caught up in the mortgage crisis. A guest post by Troy Jackson.
in percentage terms, the bursting of the housing market bubble in 2006 and the recession that followed from late 2007 to mid-2009 took a far greater toll on the wealth of minorities than