I admit it. NEXT-WAVE is now five months old, and am only just starting to learn what
being an editor is all about. As we are only a small organization, made up only of
volunteers, much of the work falls on my shoulders: finding people to write, the artwork,
mailing list management, search-engine searches, etc. The life of an editor is
multi-faceted, seldom boring, and often tense. Deadline, deadline, deadline!
But I am also learning that the editor takes tremendous pride in
his work. And while I was excited about all the other issues (all four of them), I am
truly excited about the extensive interview we offer this month with
Dr. Stanley Grenz. he is without doubt one of the premier theologians of the evangelical
movement, and he has opened the eyes of many to the emergence of the postmodern era. We
are very thankful that he has been so generous with his time to a new publication such as
Also in this issue: an article about the theology of Star Wars.
You will never view The Force with the same eyes again. We are also very thankful for Mark
Tittley who opens the conversation about the so-called 'Millennials' with an article he
contributes from South Africa.
This months photo report comes from the Young Leaders Forum held
in Costa Mesa, California last month. Young Leader is one of the premier organizations when
it comes to church leadership and planting in a postmodern world, and their forum was
excellent. Read and see it all for yourself.
Next-Wave is growing. Over 3000 readers visit
month. We are excited by that. We hope you like what you see.
If you do (or if you don't), why don't you let us know?
PS. In the month of June Rogier and his wife and
three kids will move from California to Europe, where they will join Christian Associates
International, a church planting organization.
- INTERVIEW WITH STANLEY GRENZ
Stanley Grenz is one of the premier theologians of our time. His book 'Primer on
Postmodernism' was the first confrontation with Postmodernism that many evangelicals had.
Read how his thinking has evolved.
- THE CHURCH FINDS ITS PULSE -
UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A DRUMBEAT IN WORSHIP
David Hopkins presents us with a theology of Beat
- LEADERSHIP ON THE NEW EDGE FORUM
A Photo report of the Young Leader forum in Costa Mesa earlier this month
- THE MILLENNIALS ARE COMING
From South Africa Mark Tittley helps us get a handle on what ministry to the
generation after Gen X looks like.
- ROCKS CRY OUT
Contemporary Culture is worshiping God in many ways we might be prone to miss.
Charlie Wear observes that the Rocks are crying out in worship!
- THE THEOLOGY OF STAR WARS
"May the Force Be With You...!" What force? And how can this force be
with you? With excerpts from a very insightful interview with George Lucas, producer of
the STAR WARS movies.
Readers respond to last month's articles
- Interesting Links
Here are a number of internet links that might be interesting to you.
- Call for Papers
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