Whithin Christianity, there are issues surrounding the meaning and impact of what is becoming known as the “emerging” church. As our culture passes from the modern era to the postmodern one, it’s important to understand how “postmodern” thinking can positively affect our style of fellowship and worship in the church as well as our methods of communicating Jesus’ message to younger generations without negatively affecting the content of that message. These two–the content and the container–are often confused and need to be sorted out. These articles may help.
What is the emerging church? Here’s a good, if egg-headed, definition from Wikipedia. And here’s an equally deep article from another church that does a good job of outlining the issues dealing with the emerging church. But much more briefly: Defining the...read more
Rick Lawrence Cultural historian and Church futurist Leonard Sweet takes a crack at where youth ministry is headed in the new millennium. Leonard Sweet bowled his way into my life about three years ago when I met him at the Princeton Forums on Youth Ministry. Len was...read more