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
KEN CASTOR - As a veteran youth pastor, Ken Castor is excellent with a nerf gun and is addicted to caffeine. He is the Professor of Youth Ministry at Crown College in Minnesota, where he started the NEXT Ministry Conferences. Ken speaks across the U.S. and Canada, and has a doctorate focused on passing faith and leadership through the generations. He is the Blue Letters Editor of the award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible and has authored several books like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He lives near Minneapolis with his amazing wife and hilarious kids.