Latest Articles by Ed Stetzer

share your faith

Engaging Culture Well: How to Share Your Faith Critically and Contextually Today

To engage culture, you need to understand whom you're speaking to and where they’re coming from. Only then do you learn how to share your faith in a way others can recognize and relate to.
evangelicals and race

Ed Stetzer: Josh McDowell, Evangelicals and Race: A Verdict Demands Evidence

It's time for evangelicals to change the verdict many have reached on evangelicals and race.
known

Voices With Ed Stetzer: 20 Truths from ‘Known’: How Believing Who God Says You...

I am glad to feature Aubrey Sampson’s new book, Known. As I wrote in my endorsement, if you ever wanted to explore your identity and family name as a child of God, this is the book to pick up.
the church is on the move

Ed Stetzer: The Church Is on the Move

In 2020, we were the church on our heels. A global pandemic shut down much of our world. But the church has been on the move since it was birthed; it will continue to be on the move until God makes all things new.
American nationalism

Ed Stetzer: Don’t Confuse Military Action With the Mission of God

Ed Stetzer explains how it was deeply jarring for him and other Christians to hear Isaiah 6:8 used by President Biden in his recent address.
church planting

Ed Stetzer: 5 Future Trends of Church Planting

With culture seemingly changing at the speed of light, church planters cannot be over-aware of the trends new churches will face. Here are five things we are seeing now and will continue to see in 21st century post-Christian America.
deconversion

Ed Stetzer on Deconversion: Some Thoughts on Kissing Christianity Goodbye

I think deconversions should cause some self-reflection among evangelicals — which, I know, ex-evangelicals believe should lead to deconversion. However, I think it should lead us to be more like Christ and less like our worst instincts.
unhealthy

Ed Stetzer: 5 Ways an Organization Can Move Toward a Healthier Place

How does an organization move from unhealthy to healthy? It's not simply something we can "will" into existence. It takes a process.
theological grid

Ed Stetzer: Why Every Church Planter Must Use the Theological Grid

Recognizing that "the middle" is a subjective term, I still want to propose a middle ground for understanding pastoring, planting and being a missionary.
Ed Stetzer feucht locke

Ed Stetzer: Feucht, Locke and the Like Are a Sideshow — Quit Letting Them...

The question for pastors, church leaders and the entire Christian church is simple: Do we want to be known for love that reflects our savior or known for a sideshow demanding its rights?