Category Archives: Evangelism

Brief Random Thought

I think I’ve thought this out loud before, but it’s worth saying and pondering again… We have to recognize the reality that the church in America finds itself in. Our own church is shrinking.  The age-cohorts of clergy should be … Continue reading

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Counting Christians

Bishop Martins has a good post up on Covenant about ecclesiometry: how we count the people in churches and what these mean for us as a church. Do read his article as he makes several good points about why and … Continue reading

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Modern Myths

Continuing the thoughts on engaging a secularized society from the previous post but one, I approach the issue of a secular age from a slightly different direction. Rather than starting from secularity, I start by looking for myth and go … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Secular Age and Church Futures

One of the things I find myself thinking about more and more these days is interacting with a culture and society not engaged with the church and does not see the church as a useful source for answers (or even … Continue reading

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Church as Resource 1

I saw two things yesterday that made me remember a third and that tapped into something that I’ve been thinking quite seriously about for a while now. The first was Kyle Oliver’s post on Formation with Young Adults. Do read … Continue reading

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Songs of Absence

[This was first published during Holy Week 2014] My daughters, 10 and 8, are approaching the end of their first year at a Christian school. It’s been a bit of a shift for us, moving from the public school system. One … Continue reading

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Honestly Be Who You Are

Two things have caught my eye over the past couple of days that are well worth underlining. The first was a bit from The Lead on the Church of England’s growth study. Of the 8 things ennumerated as things linked … Continue reading

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Spiritual-But-Not…

I’ve been thinking a bit about the whole Spiritual-But-Not-Religious (SBNR) classification. Folks tell us it’s growing; anecdotally, I’ve got a number of Facebook friends who identify this way. As the Church writ broadly looks at mission/evangelism/formation, this is the group … Continue reading

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Guerilla Evangelism!

I’m back from vacation and am now behind in every single facet of my life. It’ll take a while to fight back to the surface. To keep you all occupied until then, I think it’s time that we take the … Continue reading

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Goth Ministry Write-up

Craig, a friend of the blog, has sent me word of a write-up on the work that he’s doing in Birmingham (UK) with the goth/emo community. It involves a combination of a real life and Second Life initiative to do … Continue reading

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