Episode 108 Cultural Engagement with Ed Stetzer
Ed Stetzer is skilled in cultural engagement. He is simply wired that way. He is a professor and dean at Wheaton College where he also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center.
He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents.
He has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates. He has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books.
Dr. Stetzer is Regional Director for Lausanne North America and is frequently cited in, interviewed by, and writes for news outlets such as USAToday and CNN.
Ed joins David Capes on The Stone Chapel Podcast to talk about his concerns for the future of the evangelical church and its engagement with western culture.
In fact, he is finishing up a book about that for InterVarsity Press. It will be titled, The Future of Evangelicalism. Look for it next year at the Lanier Theological Library.
America is experiencing a cultural convulsion unlike any we have seen since the 1960s. And to all observers, America evangelicalism is uniquely influential around the world.
Rather than thriving in the midst of this time, American evangelicals are themselves convulsing and sorting themselves along ideological lines.
Stetzer observes: Some have gone “woke.” Some have gone “political.” Some have gone full on “Trump.” Twenty years ago were certainly kinder and gentler times.
Dr. Stetzer is a unique voice for American Christians and has some interesting insights about where America is going and how best to be part of bringing about at least some “Shalom”/Peace for now.
In the academic year 2022-23 Ed Stetzer is on sabbatical from Wheaton College and will be the guest of the Lanier Foundation staying, along with his wife Donna, at Yarnton Manor.
He will be teaching two classes for Wycliffe Hall and finishing up yet another book entitled for now, “The Mission to Western Culture.”
You can read more about Ed Stetzer on his webpage: www.edstetzer.com. He is witty and winsome, and that’s a good thing! You can follow him on Twitter @edstetzer.
Be sure to stick around for a nugget of wisdom from Ed at the end of the podcast.
One of Ed’s more recent books is Christians in the Age of Outrage. It’s worth a read if we want to be our best when the world is at its worst.
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