One question which stemmed from this book revolved around the seeming scarcity of emphasis on prayer in the evangelical tradition. Throughout the history of Christian spirituality, prayer has been an integral emphasis of major movements. From monastic periods to reformations to contemplative faith, prayer has shaped and shifted believers to seek after God. In the last 250 years or so, the evangelical emphasis had been placed more upon piety, doctrine and methodism (outward expression of faith through works). My question, which I’m deeply trying to decipher, is how this seeming scarcity has impacted the current trends in North American evangelicalism and the recent movement of the emerging church "reformation".
Author: Ken Castor
After thirty years of next-generation ministry, Dr. Ken is balding in his hairline but still bold in his faith. He is the Family and NextGen Pastor at Wooddale Church. He served as the Professor of Youth Ministry at Crown College for over a decade and in nextgen ministry for two decades before that. Ken is the “Blue Letters Editor” of the Award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible, and has authored numerous discipleship resources like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He’s also a nerdy Cubs fan, the founder of NEXT Ministry Conferences, has several Chuck-Taylors, and enjoys living in Minnesota with his brilliantly witty and slightly freezing family.