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Category Archives: Future of the Church

The Missing Strand in Much of Our Discipleship

Why inculcating Christian doctrine and imitating Christian behavior only takes you so far.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Discipleship | | 9 Comments

The Church That Changed My Life

We knew God’s Word and experienced God. And that was life-shaping.

Also posted in Church Issues, Discipleship, Reaching Romania, Theology | | 1 Comment

Why “God’s Not Dead” Resonated, and What It Missed

The reason some kids abandon their faith is not because they go to college, but because they stop going to church.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Culture / Entertainment, Discipleship, Life & Culture, Theology | | 8 Comments

Are Evangelicals More Revisionist on Marriage Than We Think?

What if evangelicals “hold the line” on same-sex marriage while adopting virtually every other wrongheaded aspect of our culture’s view of marriage?

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues, Discipleship, Theology | | 15 Comments

3 Strands of Your Church’s History — And Why They Matter

The history of your church is a vital component of the health of your church.

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues, Discipleship, Theology | | 1 Comment

The Church Needs the Past and the Future To Be Faithful in the Present

The Church of the future must be a “community of memory” where people know where they’ve come from, who they are, and who they will one day be.

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues, Discipleship | | 2 Comments

Why You Cannot Poll Test Christianity

We ought to want our religion to constrain us at precisely those points we are most likely to be led astray by cultural pressures.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Theology | | 6 Comments

How Marginalization Can Empower Christians On Mission

If Christian organizations on university campuses are any indication, the marginalization of Christians could become the catalyst for more effective mission.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Theology | | 6 Comments

Love: Our Shelter in the Cultural Storm

How do we fortify believers for this cultural moment? The simplest, most profound answer is: through love.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Discipleship | | 3 Comments

The Gospel, Marriage, and Sexual Schismatics

Union University’s decision to withdraw from the CCCU is not what is creating division, but the moral heterodoxy of the schools that have abandoned the Church’s witness to marriage.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christianity, Church Issues, Theology | | 20 Comments