If Barna had ever been a part of a healthy, vibrant local church, perhaps he wouldn’t find it so easy to declare the local church expendable.
If younger evangelicals intend to build biblical—and not just postmodern—churches, they must center them on the Word of God.
There are questions about the very methods of the church growth movement that Rima does not address.
Cordeiro’s emphasis on every-member ministry has led him to neglect and somewhat relegate the importance of the preaching of the Word.
Jim Elliff’s book is an extremely well-written and well-argued study of how the Holy Spirit guides the believer.
In the final analysis, Banks’s book is fatally flawed by its refusal to learn and teach from the entire Bible.
I am happy to see that Frazee has identified a problem that exists in a large part of the Christian church today. My only contention is with the solution that Frazee proposes.
Adams’s goal is to take the question of guidance, or of God’s will, and boil it down to a very simple proposition: God’s will is revealed to us solely through the Bible.
Iain Murray, co-founder of The Banner of Truth Trust and author of numerous books, talks about his recent biography of Jonathan Edwards and reflects on his controversial latest release Evangelicalism Divided.
Much of Blackaby’s book, then, I think could be helpful to growing Christians.
Barna’s book certainly has some interesting statistics, and he makes some fascinating predictions—but that’s about it.
Cultural studies cannot determine or shape the primary methods and structures of the church. Those are found in the pages of the Bible.
All in all, I was disappointed with Wagner’s book. There are no ideas here that you cannot find in other, better books.
If Joel Osteen wants to be the Norman Vincent Peale of the twenty-first century, he has every right to give it a shot. But he should stop marketing his message as Christianity, because it is not.