Engaging Culture Well: How to Share Your Faith Critically and Contextually Today

Engaging Culture Well: How to Share Your Faith Critically and Contextually Today

How to speak truth and trust God to change hearts and minds.


In every time period and historical context during which it has been shared, the gospel has confronted culture in one way or another.

During the years of Christ’s ministry, it challenged the mistreatment of the poor.

During the Reformation, it drove Martin Luther to condemn the selling of indulgences.

C.S. Lewis, Evangelism, and Cultural Engagement

C.S. Lewis, Evangelism, and Cultural Engagement

Although Lewis was not always comfortable in the role of an evangelist, he was true to this task and regarded it as a necessary one.


C. S. Lewis denied he was a theologian but he did declare “I am a rhetor.”[1]

God's Joy, Our Joy: How Sharing Our Faith Changes Everything

God's Joy, Our Joy: How Sharing Our Faith Changes Everything

Here is Jesus’ promise: Come harvest time, the vine and the branches will both share in fullness of joy.


I have never interviewed a cow. In fact, thank God, I did not grow up anywhere near a farm. But if I was to guess as to the most joyful moment for any milking cow… I would say that it might be when the farmer stands in front of her and with great delight tastes a glass of her delicious milk.

One-on-One with Michael Moynagh on “Church in Life”

One-on-One with Michael Moynagh on “Church in Life”

Finding simple ways to follow Jesus alongside other Christians.


Ed: Why a book on Church in Life?

Michael: We hear much today about disciples making disciples and about Christians living out their faith in everyday life. But gather-and-scatter church makes this difficult.

The Divorce & Remarriage of Evangelism and Discipleship

The Divorce & Remarriage of Evangelism and Discipleship

Jesus constantly and seamlessly integrated evangelism and discipleship into his everyday actions and into the way he spiritually formed and shaped the 12 disciples.


Why and When You Should Encourage People NOT To Enter Vocational Ministry:

Why and When You Should Encourage People NOT To Enter Vocational Ministry:

The fact is, we are all called into ministry, sent on mission, and to honor God through our vocation.


It is easy within the culture of the church for many people to feel the call to full-time vocational ministry at some point.

It’s almost a right of passage— someone gets serious about their faith and asks, “Should I be a pastor?”

And, most of the time the answer should be no.

God in Suffering: Our Response to Too Many School Shootings

God in Suffering: Our Response to Too Many School Shootings

God hasn't left our students or abandoned our nation's education system


God Is Not a God of Second Chances: The Church & Formerly Incarcerated Persons

God Is Not a God of Second Chances: The Church & Formerly Incarcerated Persons

If we really believe in the transformation of the gospel—that any life can be saved and changed—we cannot say to someone, “You are not welcome here.”


When you read the title, you may have thought, You’re wrong—God is a god of second chances. There are many examples in the Bible of when God gave people second chances. If the Bible had a hall of shame, we would find many of the same names that we find in Hebrews 11 (often known the “hall of faith”).

What Do We Do With the Very Real Resurrection?

What Do We Do With the Very Real Resurrection?

Does the biblical resurrection account leave us with as little evidence as some assume?


Today is Easter and we celebrate the good news that Christ is risen; he is risen indeed!

We rise—some of us much too early—to scenes of Easter baskets, jelly beans, and all things pastel. Our children climb out of bed with excitement ready to embark on a day filled with candy consumption; candy, many of them believe, that came from the Easter bunny.

To Be or Not to Be an Evangelical

To Be or Not to Be an Evangelical

Do Christians need a term or label to identify ourselves?


A friend wrote, “I no longer call myself an Evangelical.”

He is thoughtful and well informed, but now I suspect he is feeling a bit embarrassed as he has chosen to avoid a term used globally by hundreds of millions of Christians.

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