Things are changing all around us, and church leaders have to be able to exegete the culture in addition to exegeting scripture. A useful tool in that task will be the new book BarnaTrends 2017: What’s New and What’s Next at the Intersection of Faith and Culture (Baker Books). Developed by the folks at Barna Research, this fascinating volume draws on their extensive research to create a travel guide to contemporary culture – from politics to media to generational change. There are articles, interviews, and an abundance of illustrations, graphs and charts to help readers better understand the realities of today’s culture. This will be a worthwhile book for any church leader.

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Michael Duduit is the founding publisher and editor of Preaching magazine. He is also the founding Dean of the new College of Christian Studies and Professor of Christian Ministry at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. Michael is author and editor of several books, including the Handbook of Contemporary Preaching (Broadman & Holman Press), Joy in Ministry (Baker Books), Preaching With Power (Baker) and Communicate With Power (Baker). From 1996 until 2000 he served as editor of the Abingdon Preaching Annual series. His email newsletter, PreachingNow, is read each week by more than 40,000 pastors and church leaders in the U.S. and around the world. He is founder and director of the National Conference on Preaching and the International Congress on Preaching, which has been held in 1997 at Westminster Chapel in London, 2002 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and 2007at Cambridge. He has been a pastor and associate pastor, has served a number of churches as interim pastor, and speaks regularly for churches, colleges and conferences.

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