The term “gracism” sounds a great deal like affirmative action with a biblical twist. I think the tried and proven biblical standard and terms are sufficient for the task.
Book Review: The Rabbit and the Elephant: Why Small Is the New Big for Today’s Church, by Tony Dale and George BarnaReview by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010
Though The Rabbit and the Elephant is about the church, there is little explanation of what the church is beyond a series of interconnected relationships.
The day is coming when the cultural intellectual elites of evangelicalism—the institutions and the individuals—will face a tough decision.
What do you hope will ultimately emerge from the emerging church conversation for evangelicals?
The essential logic of the therapeutic gospel is this: your personal problems arise from being acted upon.
Let us limit our discussion to congregational singing. Some concepts can be applied to choral singing as well. However, for the sake of brevity, we will ignore entirely the issues of solo and instrumental music.
In our day, the greatest danger facing the church may well come from well-meaning pastors.
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.
My analogy didn’t have the intended effect, or perhaps it did, for he quickly retorted, “You’re not actually trying to convert people, are you?”
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?”
Will the seeker-sensitive model ultimately be unable to keep up with the culture?
Does God leave churches to decide how to conduct their own worship services?
Does Scripture call the local church to the work of cultural transformation?
Every Christian alive today is actively involved in contextualization.
It has been argued that in America the most segregated hour of the week is 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.