Mark Dever asks David Wells about going against culture, contextualization, postmodernism, how to do theology as preachers, urban ministry, and more. You’ll want to listen several times.
Pastor and author Thabiti Anyabwile describes the beliefs and history of Islam, his own experience as a Muslim, the contradictions in the Koran, as well as the way for churches to approach evangelism with Muslims, which he calls an amazing, God-given opportunity the church has today.
As Christians, we are salt and light when we live as citizens of heaven, when we apply his Word to the responsibilities he has entrusted to steward in the city of man.
Modern Church Reform I with Mark Dever
Bell’s “questions” are not as innocuous as they first sound. They are the means by which he permits one to disconnect and throw away the springs one doesn’t like.
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.
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.
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.