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The God Who Speaks

             “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” Hebrews 1:1-2 America is quickly leaving a word-based society […]

How Relevant is Relevancy?

For a generation now the church has been concerned about whether or not the world is listening to our message.  Books and articles continue to bemoan our plight of a decreasing effectiveness in evangelism and church attendance.  This has caused many to make drastic changes to the methodology and polity of the church.  But even […]

Who Stole My Church?

The sub-title is, “What to do when the church I love tries to enter the twenty-first century.”  Though you may think this book is defending the traditional church in the face of contemporary changes, it is not.  It is rather defending the contemporary church by making a caricature of conservative churches.   MacDonald creates a hypothetical […]

Christ & Culture Revisited

It has been over fifty years since H. Richard Niebuhr published his Christ & Culture.  Carson revisits Niebuhr’s original categories of Christians within culture and pronounces them lacking for today’s situation.  Niebuhr outlined six ways that Christians have looked at culture:  Christ against culture; the Christ of culture; Christ above culture; Christ and culture in […]

Transitioning: leading your church throu...

This book was written in 2000.  Dan Southerland has been the pastor of Flamingo Road Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for over twenty years.  He also has been a facilitator for Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven ministry of changing churches from traditional to contemporary.  Warren writes the Forward and encourages all pastors to read the book […]