S. Michael Craven
Sadly, over the course of the last century, we have reduced the gospel to simplistic formulas and programmatic appeals
The gospel is the fact that in Christ, the reign of God is at hand and is now breaking into the world.
If, in fact, we have departed from the truth, then going back to the point of departure is the only reasonable course.
Today, when evangelicals speak of the gospel, they almost always mean, simply, the "personal plan of salvation."
The vast majority of your peers are intellectually ill equipped to defend the faith against the intellectual, moral, and spiritual assault now common to the university.
In our ongoing analysis of The Coming Evangelical Collapse we must inevitably examine what I call the "new ecclesiology" or doctrine of the church.
Now, you may think, 'How can Christianity suffer collapse? Such a thing isn't possible. This is just reactionary hyperbole!'
This collapse will herald the arrival of an anti-Christian chapter of the post-Christian West.
In light of our postmodern condition, I want to emphasize the need for what I call a "cultural" apologetic.
In the wake of our current financial crisis, the most popular scapegoat is quickly becoming the wealthy in America, inspiring class warfare reminiscent of Marxist socialism.Tags Economic Crisis
These folks at Grapevine Faith, whether they realize it or not, have offered a stunning example of the gospel demonstrated.
Recovering the church’s missiological purpose should not be understood as an attempt to replicate first-century Christianity in our time.
The fundamental distinction of the missional church is one that begins with a particular Christian community that is focused on and lives for God’s purpose in the world.
This seems to me a very important question
The holidays have ended and it is time once again to leave behind the festivities and fellowship so unique to this wonderful time of year.