Issues in the Future of Evangelicalism

Issues in the Future of Evangelicalism

The future of evangelicalism includes harsh realities for churches.


The enduring question for the church is this: how do we fulfill the Great Commission in a rapidly changing world?

We—the church of the West—receive no exception from the question.

But it appears that despite our best efforts to keep up with the ever-morphing values and circumstances of Western cultures, the answer eludes us.

3 Challenges in Urban Ministry

3 Challenges in Urban Ministry

Urban ministry engages depravity, longevity and community.


While cities are an excellent place for gospel advancement, urban ministry is not without its challenges. Some of these challenges can be better explained by three words: depravity, longevity and community.

Depravity is everywhere, not just cities

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Church)

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (a Church)

Birthing a new church is not without pain.


A mother church experiences stress when birthing. The pains are physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial. Starting a new church sounds exciting, but a church needs to prepare for this birth in the some similar ways that a mother prepares for a new baby.

Having a Baby Creates Challenges

Gospel-Centered Evangelism for a Multiethnic World

Gospel-Centered Evangelism for a Multiethnic World

So what does high-definition evangelism look like?


The vast majority of local churches in America are not growing.

The Nations Have Come to Our Cities

The Nations Have Come to Our Cities

We cannot overlook the influx of "the nations" ready for the gospel.


California's Religious Liberty Moment—Coming to a State Near You

California's Religious Liberty Moment—Coming to a State Near You

On the verge of a precedent that should not be set.


Weekend Edition—June 24, 2016

Weekend Edition—June 24, 2016

Church members, Stats, Singing Scripture, Church Signs, and more!


Five Reasons It Is So Painful For A Pastor To Lose A Church MemberThom Rainer

If you are a pastor who hasn’t suffered this pain, you will.

As goes the mainline, so goes the nation

As goes the mainline, so goes the nation

Many traditional mainline churches are literally dying on the vine.


The next President of the United States will likely be a self-identified mainline Christian.

Some SBC Reflections—a Short Series

Some SBC Reflections—a Short Series

The 2016 SBC annual meeting saw a lot of good.


Saturday is for Seminars—and Preaching in Chicago Area Churches

Saturday is for Seminars—and Preaching in Chicago Area Churches

Here are four churches I'll be preaching at soon.


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