Ministry in Today’s World: Part VI

“Think Christianity is Dying? No, Christianity is Shifting Dramatically”   This catchy title introduced a 2015 Washington Post article written by Wes Gramberg-Michaelson.[1] Looking at the church in the West it is easy to agree with the first part of his title. Nearly every major denomination in the US has declining attendance. According to a 2015 […]

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Today’s World Part V

In previous posts, we spoke of three world trends that face the church today. It is important that the church ministers to the world of today, not the world that was. In summary we spoke of how the world is becoming more: Urban: Over the last 100 years, the world has changed from the majority […]

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Today’s World Part IV

What will the world look like in 2050? According to current trends (According to Pew Research): ➢ There will be nearly as many Muslims in the world as Christians ➢ There will be more Hindus in the world than there are today. ➢ Muslims will make up 10% of the population of Europe ➢ India […]

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Understanding the World Part III

Don’t bore me with theology, I want practical teaching to help me live a better, more fulfilling life! Many believers see no practical use in a theological discussion on a subject like the sovereignty of God for their everyday life. Yet, it is a firm conviction in the sovereignty of God that can help relieve […]

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Today’s World: Part II

What picture comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “Missionary to Africa”?  Perhaps a North American surrounded by barefoot children running between small rural huts. We might advise a future missionary candidate preparing to go to Africa to prepare him/herself for the rigors of rural life with no running water, living far from […]

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Ministering In Today’s World — Part 1

It is often said that a recurring mistake of generals is fighting the last war. Military experts were hanging on to cavalry units long after the equipment of modern warfare made them obsolete. Those who advocated that tanks, aircraft carriers and air forces were the weapons in the new battlefields of their day were each […]

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