A quote from a recent book by Carl Trueman, as posted here. “The task of the Christian is not to whine about the moment in which he or she lives but to understand its problems and respond appropriately to them.” The more Christians see their mission as nurturing a cultural norm, the more they’ll grow …

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The beginning of Gospel proclamation was not eye-witnesses trying to convince those who had not seen, but one group of eye-witnesses seeking to help other eye-witnesses understand what they all had seen. Even as Gospel proclamation continued on it was grounded in events that had happened and been seen and experienced. From Dale Ralph Davis: …

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Mez McConnell writes frankly about a Christian culture that won’t invest in reaching hard places, but encourages people and churches to spend money based on sentiment or experience for little real return. From his post. Let’s not think too deeply about the fact that the Western evangelical money machine basically runs the most sophisticated and …

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Gary Millar reflects that in contemporary culture, making the idea that a local church is ‘just like you’ as central to its efforts to reach out into the community is no longer effective. His conclusion: Ultimately, the gospel itself is the Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of Christianity. God in Christ has made it possible through …

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