Episode 567: Current Cultural, Theological, and Missiological Issues, Part 4

In Episode 567 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed continue their discussion on cultural, theological, and missiological issues that pastors need to be aware of.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How the death of nominalism is affecting evangelism
  • How the changes in evangelism affect the way we preach

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Most of our evangelism in the U.S. and Canada in the last few decades is reaching nominal Christians.” – @edstetzer
  • “Our target that has been focused on evangelism is going away, and now you are getting more secular people who are more resistant to the gospel.” – @edstetzer
  • “The death of nominalism does lead us to some significant questions moving forward.” – @edstetzer
  • “Preaching and teaching in a secular age does require us to not begin with certain assumptions and to begin to address questions that people have.” – @edstetzer
  • “We need to provide on-ramps for people who are listening in and need to understand more.” – @edstetzer
  • “I am teaching and preaching for the interested Christian, I’m not really preaching to the non-Christian, but I am going to have on-ramps for them.” – @edstetzer
  • “At the end of the day, I am assuming that people who are listening to my message are leaning in enough that I can lean back and help them to hear and respond.” – @edstetzer

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Published February 11, 2021