Category Archives: Future of the Church
Church history is a treasure box, not a map. We don’t honor our forbearers by seeking to return to their times; we honor them by receiving their wisdom and learning from their victories and failures.
Our missional engagement will suffer if we see ourselves in a battle between “religion” and “secularity.”
Now that the middle identifies more with secularism than with nominal Christianity, devout Christians are taking public flak for their views.
We want our kids to be okay when they are in step with the kingdom and out of step with the world.
The World Vision decision was a tremor that warns us of a coming earthquake in which churches and leaders historically identified with evangelicalism will divide along all-too-familiar fault lines.
God tells a prophet to marry a prostitute, give their children horrible names, and then go back and purchase his wife after she is unfaithful. How do you teach this story to kids?
I don’t have all the answers to the ethical issues we face today. Nor do I know what issues will soon appear on the horizon. What I do know is this: when things get complicated, we should remember the basics.
What is it about North American culture that leads us to dichotomize Jesus and the Church?
I never wanted to walk away from Jesus or his followers, but I feel like I’m left with no choice. Based on the testimony of others my age, I know I’m not alone. There are people like me walking away every day. Why?
There are a cluster of issues surrounding youth ministry, our expectations regarding church, our students, and our pastors. Here are a number of issues begging for further reflection.