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Backgrounds of the Restoration Movement: The Lisbon Earthquake, The Prosperity Gospel, and Some Other Stuff, Part 4

We need to spend a little time mulling this phenomenon called Post-modernism. Now, “Post-modernism” is nearly undefinable. The word can refer to a school of philosophy, or of linguistics, or of hermeneutics, or of architecture, or of art. It can … Continue reading

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Church Growth: Andy Rowell Summarizes the Studies, Part 1 (Witnessing, Strictness)

Andy Rowell, a Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) student at Duke Divinity School, maintains a blog called Church Leadership Conversations. (I just subscribed.) He recently summarized the conclusions of 7 separate studies on what drives church growth — (1) witnessing, (2) … Continue reading

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Renewing Our Worship: Authenticity

If you read the literature on reaching Postmodern people and young people, you’ll find a huge emphasis on “authenticity” in our worship. If you read older material on worship, you’ll find that “authenticity” is not a new concept. It’s just … Continue reading

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