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Category Archives: Future of the Church

The Crown, The Pastorate, and Hidden Vulnerability

On the inevitability and importance of hidden vulnerability in pastoral ministry.

Also posted in Church Issues, Culture / Entertainment, Discipleship, Life & Culture | | 1 Comment

The Church of C. S. Lewis and the Dogma that Makes the Difference

The contrast between C. S. Lewis’ church and a 1000-year-old congregation in Portsmouth.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Theology | | 4 Comments

What’s Really Going On with Evangelicals and Same-Sex Marriage

Look beyond the headlines, and see a quieter movement taking place, one that will have a much greater impact in coming years.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Discipleship, Homosexuality, Life & Culture, Theology | | 6 Comments

Churches Reaching Millennials: Causes for Celebration and Concern

What do we learn from the churches that are effectively reaching millennials?

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues, Discipleship, Missions / Evangelism, Personal Evangelism, Theology | | 1 Comment

4 Cultural Trends Leading to the Decline of Religious Liberty

Christians in North America will face many challenges in the future. Religious liberty debates are likely to increase as these trends accelerate.

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues, Politics | | 6 Comments

Don’t Let Nostalgia Overcome Your Hope

The pull of the past is a good and dangerous thing, either a slingshot or a black hole.

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues | | 2 Comments

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?

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Missions / Evangelism, Personal Evangelism | | 1 Comment

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.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Theology | | 11 Comments

5 Shifts in Church Planting in the Last 10 Years

How church planting has changed, and is changing.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christianity, Church Issues, Missions / Evangelism | | Leave a comment

Preston Sprinkle on Grace, Truth, and Homosexuality

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

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christian Living, Church Issues, Discipleship | | 7 Comments