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10 Challenges to the Church

Grasp the culture today and address critical issues now.

A Special Message From Josh McDowell…

“…men of Issachar understood the times
in order to know what Israel should do.”

1 Chronicles 12:32, NIV

Friends,

If ever there has been a need to apply this scripture to the Church, it is now. For more than 55 years of working with young people and thousands of hours researching, I’ve concluded these are ten major challenges confronting the Church, para-church organizations and Christ-followers today.

It’s that important to understand that these are not faults of the Church, but rather, external challenges over the next 5-10 years that churches, para-churches, mission groups and individual Christ-followers will face. Success or failure just might depend on how we face these issues.

This document contains my compiled research. It is not a formal article.

It is my prayer and hope that my research will serve you to be better equipped to make a difference.

If we, as Christ-followers are going to be relevant in the 21st century, we need to grasp the culture today and address the critical issues … NOW.

My father once taught me, “Son, a problem well-defined is half-solved.” That is so true for these 10 challenges the Church and others are facing in the 21st century.

 

 

 

 

Josh D. McDowell

Loneliness
Crisis

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Mental Health Issues

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Secular
Worldview

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Lack of Integrity

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Emotional Truth

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Social
Justice

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Morals

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Porn
Saturation

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Is Christianity
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Gender
Identity

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Loneliness Crisis

Colleges and universities have always had a responsibility to develop the whole student so that our young people are able to make not just a living, but a life. Today, that means examining a new range of challenges that students face and developing a new approach to well-being on campus. By doing so, colleges and universities can help empower students to transform the world by transforming themselves.

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Mental Health Issues

More American teens and young adults appear to be struggling with mental health issues, and experts believe a number of cultural trends may help explain why. A new study found the percentage of teens and young adults with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues has increased sharply over the past decade. The same pattern was not seen in older adults.

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Secular Worldview

When our friends hear the claims of Jesus, they wonder why we’d believe such fantastical things when there is a perfectly rational, coherent view of the world available to us. But if we look at the secular ground on which we supposedly all stand, we’ll realize it’s more like pack ice floating away from land.

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Lack of Integrity

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Emotional Truth

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Social Justice

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Morals

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Porn Saturation

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Is Christianity Good?

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Gender Identity

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