Monday 1 March 2010

Tim Keller on the Big Issues Facing the Western Church

I’ve just read a pair of thought-provoking blog entries from Tim Keller on the Redeemer City to City blog. I’ll just note the headline points here.

The first one looks at ‘the big issues facing the western church’

1. The opportunity for extensive culture-making in the U.S.
2. The rise of Islam
3. The new non-western Global Christianity
4. The growing cultural remoteness of the gospel
5. The end of prosperity?

The follow-up entry asks: ‘How should churches and leaders be preparing to address these Big issues facing the church?’

1. The local church has to support culture-making
2. We need a renewal of apologetics
3. We need a great variety of church-models
4. We must develop a far better theology of suffering
5. We need a critical mass of churches in the biggest cities of the world

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