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…

Symposium Recap – Matthew Bracey on Faith and Scholarship

by W. Jackson Watts Matthew Bracey’s Symposium paper really scratched a personal itch of mine, which is the relationship between faith and scholarship. Specifically, my good friend helped the audience think about this as a mutually-reinforcing enterprise to which all Christians are called. Though he outlines several definitions…

Niebuhr on Theological Education

by W. Jackson Watts It is common to modern American religious experience to consider the relationship between the Church and the Academy. Specifically, what is the proper relationship between local churches and Christian colleges, universities, and/or theological seminaries? I’m often interested to see how people from the past…