Review of Engaging the Culture, Changing the World

Meet the Author Since 1996, Philip W. Eaton has served as the President of Seattle Pacific University, an Evangelical Protestant school of around 4,000 students.  Earlier in his career, he spent eight years as a professor of English and American literature followed by eight years in business as a commercial and industrial property developer.  Eaton has served on many boards, including the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Read More …

Questions Worth Answering

Established in 1999, the Spirituality Book Club is "an on-line global community of kindred spirits who explore spirituality through books, music, discussion, and ways to get involved in doing good things globally."  Yesterday, I was featured on their Real People, Real Lives, Real Spirituality blog.  A copy of my interview follows: Name: Greg Smith Where you live: Naples, FL What you do as a vocation or avocation? Research, speak and write about education, especially relating to technology and Read More …

The Church of 2010

The Barna Group just released a list of six megathemes that characterize the American church in 2010.  The list was created by "analyzing insights drawn from more than 5,000 non-proprietary interviews conducted over the past 11 months." The Christian Church is becoming less theologically literate. Christians are becoming more ingrown and less outreach-oriented. Growing numbers of people are less interested in spiritual principles and more desirous of learning pragmatic solutions for Read More …

Review of The Next Christians

Gabe Lyons.  The Next Christians: How a New Generation is Restoring the Faith.  Doubleday: 2010. ISBN: 9780385529846. Meet the Author Gabe Lyons is the founder of Q, which serves to educate Christians on their historic responsibility to renew culture. Q, an outgrowth of the now defunct Fermi Project he co-founded with his wife, began offering national gatherings in 2007 and launched Qideads.org in 2009.   Previously, Lyons served on the team that co-founded Catalyst,  which claims to be Read More …