Category Archives: Church Issues

Tim Keller on the Disappearing Umbrella Over Conservative Christians

Now that the middle identifies more with secularism than with nominal Christianity, devout Christians are taking public flak for their views.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Future of the Church | | 20 Comments

Reflections on the Gospel Project Panel on Calvinism and Mission

Audio from Ed Stetzer, Trevin Wax, Frank Page, and David Platt’s conversation about Calvinism, with some personal reflections.

Also posted in Christianity, Conferences, Missions / Evangelism, Reformed Theology, Southern Baptist Convention, Young Restless Reformed | | 2 Comments

Educating Our Kids: Exploring The Options

Nothing revs up a parent more than having a family’s educational choice questioned or challenged. But it’s important to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each approach to schooling.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christianity, Education | | 17 Comments

Recovering the Role of “Imitation” in Discipleship Today

A holistic view of discipleship means that spiritual direction is not merely delivered; it is displayed.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Discipleship | | 6 Comments

Is It Arrogant To Tell Other Christians To Imitate Your Example?

The command to “follow me as I follow Christ” is not a statement of arrogance, but the natural outworking of the Spirit of God in the life of a church.

Also posted in Christianity, Discipleship | | 3 Comments

Laying A Gospel Foundation, But Not Building Anything

If there’s one passage that should give the gospel-centered movement pause, it’s Hebrews 6:1-3.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity | | 3 Comments

12 Books that Showcase the Grand Narrative of Scripture

One of the best ways to get a feel for the Bible’s narrative is to read through the Bible chronologically. Another way is to read at least one or two Bible overview books a year. Here are 12 books I recommend.

Also posted in Book Reviews, Christian Living, Christianity, Discipleship | | 9 Comments

The Missional Church Is Pointed in 5 Directions

Missional churches are not just “outward focused.” The biblical position is more robust (and beautiful) than the inward / outward dichotomy.

Also posted in Christianity, Missions / Evangelism | | Leave a comment

Why Younger Evangelicals May Feel Uneasy In A Patriotic Church Service

Why younger evangelical pastors find themselves in a quandary whenever July 4 rolls around.

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Discussing the Future of Evangelicalism with Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Jonathan Merritt, and Ed Stetzer

Will evangelicals eventually agree to disagree on the legitimacy of same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage?

Also posted in Christianity, Videos | | 2 Comments