The Ephesiology Blog focuses on the missiological exegesis of contemporary culture as we study people, history, and beliefs in order to understand what God might be doing to engage society with the gospel.

Join us here for thought provoking and pro-active reflections on current events and effective cultural engagement that leads to a missiological theocentric passion for God’s mission in the world. Look for updates to previous blogs as we continue to think and process what we are observing in culture.

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Recent Blogs

A Posture for Cultural Engagement
Cultural Engagement, Missiology
By Ephesiology Team / 21 September, 2021

A Posture for Cultural Engagement

Over the weekend, one popular Christian apologist ignited social media with remarks he made at a global conference sponsored by the...

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Our Graves a Stepping Stone
Christianity and Politics, Missiology
By Michael T. Cooper / 29 August, 2021

Our Graves a Stepping Stone

In 1988, my best friend asked me to join him on a clandestine mission to smuggle the Jesus Film into...

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The Solution to Your Church Staffing Needs
Leadership
By Michael T. Cooper / 17 August, 2021

The Solution to Your Church Staffing Needs

One only needs to consult an online job board to observe the vast number of staff openings in churches across...

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A Warning Against Disharmony
Church Planting, Leadership
By Michael T. Cooper / 11 August, 2021

A Warning Against Disharmony

I had coffee this morning with a friend who is a fellow co-laborer in ministry. As we bantered around various...

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Would Jesus Plant a Church?
Church Planting, Missiology
By Michael T. Cooper / 3 July, 2021

Would Jesus Plant a Church?

Don’t you like dealing in hypotheticals? Those sometimes frustrating “what if” questions?  Recently, Mike Frost posed such a question, “If...

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Is critical race theory a threat?
blog, Social Justice
By Michael T. Cooper / 10 June, 2021

Is critical race theory a threat?

American evangelicals are clearly divided over social justice. In one of its recent expressions, critical race theory (CRT) has garnered...

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The Looming Crisis in American Christianity
Church Planting, Missiology
By Michael T. Cooper / 28 May, 2021

The Looming Crisis in American Christianity

Two recent studies about the state of the church in the US have further demonstrated the tenuous situation of American...

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Women Pastors: Its Time to Get it Right
Leadership
By Michael T. Cooper / 11 May, 2021

Women Pastors: Its Time to Get it Right

The recent ordination of three women at Saddleback Community Church has raised the issue of women in ministry in new...

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23 Days with St. Victorinus of Pettau
Revelation
By Michael T. Cooper / 1 May, 2021

23 Days with St. Victorinus of Pettau

As I look back on my education beginning in grade school all the way through grad school, I must admit...

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The Missionary Nature of the Gospels
Missiology
By Michael T. Cooper / 6 April, 2021

The Missionary Nature of the Gospels

As Carson, Moo, and Morris point out (1992), nowhere in the New Testament are the first four books referred to...

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