Ed Stetzer promises to blog regularly.  He just launched EdStetzer.com.  Here's the goal of the blog:

This blog will be a mixture of several things. We will look at research and discuss it here. In just a couple of weeks we will release some groundbreaking research on the dropout rate for the transition years from high school to college. Several guest bloggers will both write and interact here. Whenever we release research, this will be the official forum for interacting with us. You can post questions, question our assumptions, or say we are the smartest people ever for doing the project (thanks, mom, for dropping by).

David Wayne and I had breakfast with Ed and asked him a couple questions.  Here is a quote:

Evangelicals have a weak ecclesiology.  Ecclesiology and missiology are the defining issues of our day.  We are going to see a great die-off in the American church of established churches, yet see a broader diversity of forms of church.

…more from GCA later. 

  • James Grant

    July 24, 2007, 7:15 am

    Thanks for all the work you are doing here Drew. The muliperspectival stuff is interesting. I had Frame at RTS, and I think you are doing a good job of capturing his thought.

    Can you clarify something from Stetzer’s quote? What does he mean by a “broader diversity of forms of church”?


  • Ed Stetzer

    July 24, 2007, 12:16 pm


    I mean that people are doing churches in many ways– house, cell, building, contemporary, etc.


  • D. Goodmanson

    July 24, 2007, 12:51 pm

    Ed – He comments! So glad to see you join the conversation now that you are at Lifeway.

  • Ed Stetzer

    July 24, 2007, 1:30 pm

    Glad to do it Drew. I figured I better answer for myself before you start answering for me. Grin.

  • rob

    July 24, 2007, 1:38 pm

    i have been much helped by your posts… particularly about gospel l’ship and the san diego network….

    have y’all defined like-minded in anyway? couldn’t find it online if you have….

    trying not to re-invent the wheel here…


  • D. Goodmanson

    July 24, 2007, 4:59 pm

    Like-minded? Do you mean in our partnering with others in San Diego? If so, there are centric circles of our partnering. The first ring is people who are gospel-centered, the second ring is gospel-positive and the final ring is city-positive. Within the first ring we talk about sharing a vision for a transformed city through collective cooperation. The second ring operates under a desire to influence others to the shared vision in prayer and other things. The final ring (city-positive) we can share in mercy ministries.

  • James Grant

    July 24, 2007, 7:27 pm

    Thanks for the response Ed. I will go to your blog to ask a few more questions 🙂

    Thanks again for your work Drew….JHG