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February 2017
United States of America

The rise and decline of evangelicalism in the United States (1967-2017)

There can be no question that something extraordinary was happening spiritually at the end of the 1960s and into the early 1970s, just as Evangelical Times was beginning its ministry. Thousands of young people came to Christ, campus ministries exploded with growth, and hundreds of young men flooded into the seminaries. The year 1976…

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September 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Following the culture? (2)

Continued from Following the culture? (1) The apostles established a ministry common to the churches, a common worship, in which all the churches were expected to participate. Nicholas Wolterstorff, writing in defence of diversity in worship, points out that, ‘The Corinthian church did things differently from the Jerusalem church’ (Themes from the Reformed tradition, p.277).…

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August 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Following the culture? (1)

‘Yo, God is so ill!’, shouted Adam Durso, youth pastor at Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale, Queens, New York, using a hip-hop term of praise. Hip-hop worship for the hip-hop generation? ‘The only way to make the gospel relevant to them is through hip-hop,’ reports a Chicago youth pastor to the New York Times…

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Historical

November 2014
Articles > Historical

George Whitefield – the American connection

When George Whitefield stepped ashore in Savannah, Georgia, in May 1738, he had already preached to throngs in Bristol and London — preaching which ‘startled a nation’, as his biographer Dallimore put it. He came to Savannah in response to John Wesley’s plea for missionaries to Georgia, at which ‘my heart leaped within me’,…

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