September 09, 2013 / Issue Volume 25, Number 2, Fall 2013 / Leading Ideas

New Realities in World Christianity

By Theran Knighton-Fitt

Theran Knighton-Fitt

Theran Knighton-Fitt is a current student in the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program, with a double concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies and Christianity & the Arts.

Cultural Captivity and the Western Church

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois and the author of The Next Evangelicalism (IVP Books, 2009); Many Colors (Moody Press, 2010); and co-editor of Honoring the Generations (Judson Press, 2012). Dr. Rah serves on the boards of World Vision, Sojourners, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), Evangelicals 4 Justice and the Catalyst Leadership Center.

Soong-Chan Rah spoke at the World Christianity conference at Regent this past summer in a lecture entitled, "Looking Towards the Next Evangelicalism." He also gave an evening public lecture on the need for lament in a multicultural world. The interview below synthesizes some of his key points on the growth of Christianity, the cultural captivity of the Western Church, and the importance of examining a theology of culture.

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