Great Commission Research Journal Vol. 7 No. 1 Summer 2015

3 Introduction
Alan McMahan


6 After Postmodernism
Thomas W. Sieberhagen

14 Rise of the “Nones”
Dave Page

28 The Strategic Nature of Urban Ministry
Alan McMahan

43 Donald McGavran: A Missionary to India
Gary L. McIntosh

62 My Pilgrimage in the Church Growth Movement: Empowerment to Lead People to Jesus
Kent R. Hunter

79 Global Church Growth Through Multicultural Mission Teams
Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr

88 Cubans in the United States
Antonio J. Lopez


101 Not Safe For Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations by F. Douglas Powe,Jr. and Jasmine Rose Smothers
Reviewed by: Cory L. Seibel

105 White Unto Harvest: Evangelizing Today’s Senior Adults by Charles Arn
Reviewed by: Matthew Costner

108 There’s Hope For Your Church by: Gary L. Mcintosh
and A Place of Grace by: William O. Webste
Reviewed by: James R. Farrer

111 Our Global Families: Christians Embracing Common Identity in a Changing World by Todd M. Johnson and Cindy M. Wu
Reviewed by Beau K. Brewer

114 The Unchurched Next Door by Thorn Rainer
Reviewed by Amy Nicholson Jones

116 Re:Vision: The Key to Transforming Your Church by Aubrey Malphurs and Gordon E. Penfold
Reviewed by Lavern E. Brown and Gary J. Westra

YouthWorker Journal Vol 29 No 9

18         From Mundane  to Strange: The Bible for Post-Modern Young Folks
Karl Barth is the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. How did this bespectacled, thinker achieve such status? By James Wheeler

23   The YouthWorker  Journal Roundtable on The Best
People  strive  to be the best, even in the church; but  in the world of youth ministry, what  does  it mean  to be, use or do the best? Is being the best  unhealthy or God-honoring?  To find out, we spoke  with  four  experts.
By Jennifer Bradbury

26 Uncommon  Games and Icebreakers
Playing together is not  just about fun and games. So here’s  to a good time-even at church!
By Jim Burns

30 The Games of Yesteryear
There  was a time  when games  were  the draw to start any meeting-no bait and-switch in this plan. This was the plan.
By Brenda Seefeldt

32 Sabbath and Play
We spend May and June planning the calendar  and July  and  August executing our  activities: is this  our best?
By Calvin Park

34 Don’t  Hate  the Game Don’t  Hate  the Player
How  many  times  have you thought about how precious your time is?
By Dan Istvanik

36 Big Games
for Small Groups Our church group plays games, and the students it. Here are some of our By Matt Holland

Columns & Departments
6     Youth Culture Update
Trends  and news about reality TV, atheists on campus, teens’ stress  and more.
By Paul Asay

10     Culture  Watch Lance,  Manti  and Youth  Culture
By Walt Mueller

12    Middle  School Ministry
The Value of Fun
By Mark Oestreicher

13    Encountering God
Final  Prep for Mission By Chuck Bomar