Cultural Analysis and the Dynamics of Leading Change in the Church: A Review

Jackson Watts In his Symposium presentation “Cultural Analysis and the Dynamics of Leading Change in the Church,” Rev. Dr. Jackson Watts tackles the tough topic of implementing change in a congregation. Noting shifting demographical factors like the graying and shrinking of the evangelical church, Watts draws a correlation…

Christians and Cultural Transformation

by Matthew Pinson (the following is a blog post originally published here on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission blog; ) I recently listened to a podcast of the White Horse Inn in which Michael Horton featured the ongoing transformation of Mackenzie University, a prestigious…

The Gospel & Cultural Identity

by Jackson Watts Recently I was perusing an older edition of Integrity, the theological journal which the Commission for Theological Integrity occasionally publishes (back issues available in PDF form here). I especially enjoyed reading an article written by Dr. Jeff Turnbough on culture as a missiological concept. Turnbough…

The Hermeneutics of Evangelism: Some Additional Reflections

by W. Jackson Watts At the recent Free Will Baptist Theological Symposium in October, I presented a paper entitled “Hearing the Gospel: Reflections on the Hermeneutics of Evangelism.” Drawing on the nuanced way we understand the idea of “hearing” (listening and obeying), I attempted to sketch out some of the…