Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved? — Ross Douthat
At this point in our culture, it’s no longer surprising to see denominations grow more and more liberal in their convictions. Following the Episcopal Church’s approval for bishops to bless same-sex unions last week, Ross Douthat chronicles the steady decline in attendance, influence, and relevancy of denominations which continue to slide toward liberalism.
Killing the Clergy-Laity Caste System — Ed Stetzer
One of the greatest struggles in ministry is getting churchmembers to recognize their votal role in the success of the church. A church cannot thrive if it relies solely on the staff to do the work of the church. Ed exposes this reality and encourages us to eliminate this way of thinking within the local church.
Where the Next Wave of Urban Growth Will Come From — Richard Dobbs and Jaana Remes
Cities are growing at a rapid pace. Once rural countries are becoming more and more urbanized. Richard Dobbs and Jaana Remes examine where future growth may be most heavily concentrated.
Are We All Just Broken People? — Stephen Altrogge
As Christians, our identity is found in Christ. However, we sometimes undermine that unintentionally by referring to ourselves as broken people. Stephen encourages us to not see ourselves as an old, dead-in-sin creation but to identify with our new-in-Christ selves instead.
When Football Is God — Eric Geiger
When the Penn State sexual abuse scandal was brought to light last fall, I wrote on the necessity of protecting our children. Now that the Freeh report has brought light to numerous ignored opportunities to stop the abuse, we can easily see the god being served at Penn State was football.