Read the book to be more conversant with the young people of your congregations. But I would not recommend it for basic ecclesiological strategy.
How do we remain biblically rooted in our corporate worship of God without becoming culturally irrelevant?
Maybe you don’t know, but there is a heavenly dilemma over you.
“Is there a race problem in the American Church?”
The basic premise of the missional church is that “missions” is not simply one of the functions or programs of a church. It constitutes the very essence or nature of the church.
What we should be doing, however, is looking at the culture—whether high or low—and asking the question, “At what points is this antithetical to the Word of God?”
Every Christian alive today is actively involved in contextualization.
Could there be an underlying theological disagreement about which authority actually shapes and informs methodological discussions?
A pastor should know his congregation, and a Christian should know his non-Christian friend, so they both can exercise wisdom and sensitivity in communicating the gospel.
We need to remember that we are bound by the Word of God to speak the truth in love. Some of us are so wired to “speak the truth” that we fail to do it in love.
If younger evangelicals intend to build biblical—and not just postmodern—churches, they must center them on the Word of God.