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Category Archives: Future of the Church

3 Ways to Make Sure Culture Engagement Doesn’t Lead to Mission Drift

How do we avoid mission drift as we seek to “engage the culture” or “serve the world” in which God has placed us?

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The Counterintuitive Appeal of Christian Morality in a 21st-Century World

Stop thinking Christian morality is just a barrier; it’s one of the most attractive features of our faith.

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5 Shifts in Church Planting in the Last 10 Years

How church planting has changed, and is changing.

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Preston Sprinkle on Grace, Truth, and Homosexuality

Engaging Preston Sprinkle as he seeks to stand on truth and love.

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Is Marriage an “Architectural Doctrine” of the Christian Faith?

Is it possible to change the Church’s understanding of marriage and leave the other historic doctrines of the Christian faith intact?

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The Missing Strand in Much of Our Discipleship

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

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The Church That Changed My Life

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

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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 | | 9 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?

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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.

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