Barna’s Newest Findings: Church Changing 1

Barna’s studies are often suggestive for churches and ministries. What do you see? George Barna, author of the new trends book Futurecast, has just released the first in a series of assessments of how America’s faith has shifted in the past 20 years on 14 religious variables. In the series of briefs, Barna explores not only [Read More...]

Wild Goose Reflection

Brandon Morgan, a participant at Wild Goose, who wrote this for Roger Olson’s site: I don’t necessarily mean to lay my censuring cards on the table about Progressive Christianity in America (Notice, I critique conservatives too). I just mean to say that if Emergent folks find themselves comfortable in Mainline walls, particularly the walls of [Read More...]

Evangelical … With Intellectual Integrity (RJS)

In the opinion section of the Sunday NY Times Nicholas Kristof commented on John Stott and his legacy. Scot brought up the most significant aspect of this piece on Sunday – Mr. Kristof’s recognition of the genuine compassion and concern that arose out of John Stott’s commitment to follow Christ. I had already begun a [Read More...]

Beyond Cynicism 3

Andrew Byers, in his very fine new book, Faith Without Illusions: Following Jesus as a Cynic-Saint, claims “cyncism is a sickness” and defines it as being contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives. Some become cynical because of experientialism, and Andrew tells a funny story of hoping to reach the full level of spiritual maturity [Read More...]