- Five Big Changes for American Churches – some projections from Thom Rainer
“Discerning future trends can be difficult if not risky,” writes Thom Rainer in the summer 2011 edition of Facts & Trends magazine. ”If we miss a trend, we risk missing opportunities because we had our resources directed elsewhere.”
- ChurchLeaders.com, What Evangelism Is Not
unless we’re cautious and clear, a sloppy, imprecise definition of missions and evangelism will destroy renewal efforts.
- Godwin Johnson, My Five Dilemmas of Christian Religious Beliefs – this is a good summary of common reasons that people object to Christianity.
I was an Evangelical-Pentecostal Christian for 25 years or so. My inexorable move towards unbelief was about a decade or so in the making. It all began with a serious determination to study and better understand this faith I had dedicated myself to and was spending an inordinate amount of time and emotional, psychological and financial resources to. While I am still working on a much longer story to share, I want to summarize what it basically came down to for me; the situation is captured in what I call the FIVE PROBLEMS.
- The Guardian wants to know, Is America Still Christian?
- Denny Burk responds to the claim that Complementarianism Is ‘Oppression’
- Jim West points out the new Biblical Reception journal, which will focus on “all kinds of use of the Bible – in art, literature, music, film, and popular cultures, as well as in the history of interpretation.” Sounds interesting.
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