Urgency and Opportunity

Urgency and Opportunity

Yesterday on Facebook someone reminded me that I never posted the third video on post-Christendom that I put together for a friend’s adult education class. (You can find the first two here and here.) The main content of this final installment is a prophetic oracle and symbolic action I wrote for a DMin class on […]

Being a Post-Christendom Church

Being a Post-Christendom Church

A friend of mine in California is leading an adult education class on post-Christendom and asked me to put together some introductory videos for her class. Here is the second video. (Check out the first one here.) She didn’t have time to show them, but here are some examples of churches doing the kinds of […]

Where is Your City on the Post-Christendom Continuum?

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For the past few years I’ve been talking about what I call the Post-Christendom Continuum as a way for church leaders to assess their local context with regard to the phenomena of post-Christendom. Every community in North America falls somewhere along a this continuum. In some places—like rural communities and communities in the American South […]

What is Post-Christendom?

What is Post-Christendom

A friend of mine in California is leading an adult education class on post-Christendom and asked me to put together some introductory videos for her class. The first class was yesterday and here is the video. This project is a helpful challenge as I continue to work on articulating what post-Christendom is and why we […]

What’s Next for Youth Ministry?

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This month I’ll be curating a conversation on youth ministry over on the NEXT Church blog. My introductory post went up today and here is a sample: Long gone are the days of thinking about youth ministry as “passing on the faith” to emerging generations. The last thing we want to do is simply replicate […]