Leading Fearlessly in a Changing Culture

Popular blogger and pastor Trevin Wax discusses how a marginalized church can actually be more effective.
Leading Fearlessly in a Changing Culture

Declining denominations, dropping church attendance, rising numbers of people claiming no religion—these recent trends are enough to keep church leaders up at night. Amid the barrage of bad news, Trevin Wax’s latest book, This Is Our Time, might seem oddly sunny. But it’s not because Wax—a blogger and Bible publisher for LifeWay and teaching pastor at Third Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee—is out of touch. He sees the challenges facing the church, yet he believes they also create opportunities for a powerful Christian witness. CT Pastors contributing editor Drew Dyck talked to Wax about how Christians can respond to the current cultural climate and how pastors can lead the way.

We’ve seen a lot of books recently that offer different reactions to how Christians can respond to our rapidly changing culture. Some are saying, “Let’s hunker down and wait out the storm.” Others are saying, “Let’s come out swinging.” ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe to Christianity Today magazine. Subscribers have full digital access to CT Pastors articles.

Homepage Subscription Panel

Read These Next

Related
It’s Not About Gay Rights
It’s Not About Gay Rights
If the church doesn't shepherd people through questions of sexual identity, sociology and psychology will.
From the Magazine
How the ‘World’s Largest Family’ Survived a Global Pandemic
How the ‘World’s Largest Family’ Survived a Global Pandemic
While other children’s homes have closed, Mully Children’s Family has continued to care for thousands.
Editor's Pick
How to Do Advent When Nothing Seems Worth Celebrating
How to Do Advent When Nothing Seems Worth Celebrating
Our Immanuel doesn’t offer us an escape. He comes to suffer with us.
close