01: The 50th anniversary issue of Christianity Today magazine (October) features several noteworthy articles on the present and future of evangelicalism.
Historian Mark Noll provides a succinct look at how the stress among evangelicals has shifted from preserving tradition to one of connecting with the culture. Along with interviews with such evangelical leaders as Billy Graham and John Stott, 114 evangelical leaders–from the evangelical left to right–are surveyed about future directions of the disparate movement.
Their forecasts cover such issues as globalization and the rise of churches in the global South, the problems of presenting an “exclusive gospel” to a pluralistic society, a possible backlash against conservative Christians, and the growing sophistication and internationalism in addressing economics and public policy.
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