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Millennials, the Church, society, and the world

July 11, 2014

Certain events or moments in history uniquely define each generation’s political and societal consciousness, setting it apart and distinguishing it from others that came before or are to follow, and imprinting upon it certain…

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The Local Church: Equipping the Saints

July 11, 2014

Editor’s Note: This interview is the fifth installment of Evangelical Action’s series “How Does Your Church Grow?” and is your opportunity to meet the pastors of the local church plants, hear their stories, and…

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How to Fight Evangelicals with Narrative, Part 1

July 9, 2014

The story—a kind of anti-testimony, an un-come-to-Jesus moment—makes readers feel like this is a common occurrence, encouraging some while demoralizing others. It might be misleading, and it might even be rhetorical over-reach, but it is an effective strategy.

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The Local Church: Pubs Instead of Pews

June 26, 2014

It seemed time to ask a self-described “progressive” minister in metro D.C. what it looks like to reach out to young professionals. So I did.

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A Millennial’s Take on the Hobby Lobby Case

June 26, 2014

Despite what some Evangelicals might think, there is something more important than the outcome of the Hobby Lobby case.

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The Local Church: Welcoming the Misfits and Millennials

June 21, 2014

Editor’s Note: This interview is the third installment of Evangelical Action’s series “How Does Your Church Grow?” and is your opportunity to meet the pastors of the local church plants, hear their stories, and…

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Where Do Millennials Attend Church?

June 20, 2014

Christian denominations are trying to crack the code when it comes to attracting Millennials to their congregations. But as recent news suggests, the successful formula has little to do with popular Christian trends.

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The Role of Young Adults in the Local Church

June 18, 2014

Many churches have reformatted their worship style or created a special service style for young adults and youth groups. As effective as it is to involve young people in the life of the church, Josh Kulah feels that these contemporary services and programs do not define the role of young adults in any church setting.

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To My Fellow Millenials: Christian Persecution is a Social Justice Issue

May 10, 2014

Millennial evangelicals have big hearts. We know that social justice is an important facet of Christianity. So why are we ignoring the voices of our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being harassed, kidnapped, arrested, beaten, beheaded, and burned alive for their faith?

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Millennial Evangelicals and Their Future Social Witness

April 21, 2014

“If your only significant act of public square proclamation is a sneering disavowal of Jerry Falwell, you’re doing it wrong,” Strachan wrote.

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IRD SYMPOSIUM: The Church and the Millennials

April 14, 2014

The Greek word for “Symposium” originally meant to gather and drink together. Unfortunately, that is not what we have been doing the past two weeks here at the IRD. We have, however,  managed to…

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SYMPOSIUM: How NOT to Reach Millennials

April 10, 2014

Recently, some have prominently called for American churches to better attract young adults by pandering to secular liberal values, particularly on sex outside of man-woman marriage. But how well do such efforts actually work, either in achieving their goal of attracting young adults or in maintaining basic Christian faithfulness?