Evangelicalism: An Interview with John Dickerson

Greg Strand – April 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Darrell Bock, host of The Table (podcast), a ministry of the Howard Hendricks Center for Cultural Engagement, recently interviewed John Dickerson, pastor of Cornerstone EFC in Prescott, AZ, and author of the recently published, The Great Evangelical Recession: 6 Factors That Will Crash the American Church . . . and How to Prepare.

This two-part interview was under the theme of “Fixing the Trouble with Evangelicalism.” Each interview is about 30 minutes in length.

Part 1: Learning from the Great Evangelical Recession

00:13: Dickerson’s journey from journalism to pastoral ministry

03:45: Dickerson’s research methodology and cultural analysis

06:37: Inflation: The size of the American evangelical movement

10:39: Bleeding: Those who leave the evangelical church

18:00: Bankrupt: The financial impact on the evangelical church

22:31: Dividing: The fragmentation of the evangelical church

25:19: Sputtering: National population growth and the evangelical church

Part 2: Re-Imaging Evangelicalism in a Changing World

This is an excellent interview. I encourage you to take the time to listen to what John has to say.

Greg Strand

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Affectionately called “Walking Bible” by his youngest daughter, Greg Strand has a ministry history that goes back to 1982. Since that time, he has served in local church ministry in a variety of ministry capacities: youth pastor, associate pastor of adult ministries and senior pastor. He is currently the EFCA's Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing. Greg reads voraciously and never stops learning — a passion reflected in the overflowing bookshelves that spill from his library to multiple offices. And he could tell you about each of those books! His hunger for learning pales in contrast to his great love for God and for teaching the Word of God.

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