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Sharing Faith in Post-Christian America, Part 4

 It’s time to stop holding on to yesteryear and start looking for ways to introduce Jesus to our dark world. —Daniel Im, Christianity Today, August 2, 2016 In this fourth and final post, I will explain the missional shift and 7 must does to engage in evangelism in post-Christian America. Remember, four cultural shifts have

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Whatever you think of Pope Francis…

Whatever you think of the Pope, he knows the power of pulpit, symbol, & compassion. He walks in the way of faith, hope, & love. Today it was reported that Pope Francis met with 2o women who were rescued from the sex trafficking trade. He again showed spiritual leadership. It led me to post this

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The high cost of low expectations

The American Church is suffering the high cost of low expectations. I’m not referring to the low expectations that consumer driven churches have of their members. I refer to the low expectations our American way of “doing church” places on pastors. They burn themselves out, and churches use them up, chasing low expectations. Although these

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Sharing Faith in Post-Christian America, Part 3

“The Church is the only organization that does not exist for itself, but for those who live outside of it.” – William Temple (Church of England, http://bit.ly/29Wpx6K) Let’s be honest. It is hard to swallow that your church doesn’t exist for you. Pastors feel pressured for their church to grow. Members want a place of spiritual vitality

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Sharing Faith in Post-Christian America, Part 2

In my last post, I referenced individuals from across Christian theological perspectives that have affirmed a fundamental shift in evangelism in a “post-Christendom” world. We have now been hearing this message for two decades.  But we have been slow to adapt. The message? This ain’t your grandma’s world, and what reached her for Jesus won’t

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ShareTheLove Evangelism

Sharing Faith in Post-Christian America, Part 2

In my last post, I referenced individuals from across Christian theological perspectives that have affirmed a fundamental shift in evangelism in a “post-Christendom” world. We have now been hearing this message for two decades.  But we have been slow to adapt. The message? This ain’t your grandma’s world, and what reached her for Jesus won’t

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JourneyOfFaith

Sharing Faith in Post-Christian America, Part 1

I will never forget my experience with “Marcus.” We were of different backgrounds, different races. I was surprised he even started to come to the church that I pastored. Wanting to welcome such diversity, we invited him and his wife to our small group. I was surprised when they came. Near the end of a

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