What is the Church For?

Article by Jason Byassee

What, precisely, is a good church? How would you know one when you see it? A popular answer these days is that a good church is a “purpose driven” church. The phrase and the concept come from Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, California, one of the largest and fastest …

Why Should Anyone Believe? Apologetics and Theological Education

Article by Dennis M. Campbell

Book Review: Apologia: Contextualization, Globalization and Mission in Theological Education by Max L. Stackhouse and others (Eerdmans, 237 pp., $14.95 paperback). Text: Theological education today is characterized by genuine confusion about what should constitute the curriculum of basic degree programs at the graduate-professional level. Though debate about requirements has always me on, it was once …