The changes in what the church is and what the church does is explored in this article. These changes are the result of the challenges that have descended on culture in the 21st Century. In the midst of these challenges several conversations are taking place that Christian leaders can’t afford to ignore because each one challenges the fabric of Western Christianity as we know it today. With the goal of reporting what is at stake six budding movements are explored: Emergent, Incarnational, Organic, Reproductive, Missional and Sim Card. Each is summarized with a short explanation as to their potential impact on the church at large. This article does not position itself to be the definitive report on the results each is experiencing, but intends to spur leadership toward productive conversation.
Easum, B. (2010). The Conversations of Our Times. Great Commission Research Journal, 1(2), 161-170. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol1/iss2/3
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