What does the Bible have to say about "blind faith"? Not as much as you thought...
God & the Gardner
If you're a Christian of basically any persuasion, you have at least heard of spiritual gifts. If you've ever taken a psychology class, education course, or counseling class, you've at least heard of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. If you're most people, you're just confused. Which is okay! This article will hopefully serve to... Continue Reading →
The Loneliness of Being a Millennial in Church
Great thoughts from a Millennial in ministry!
I often feel lonely in church.
Sometimes it has to do with my role. As a pastor, I have certain responsibilities to the people I serve, what we call the “sacred trust.” I try not to be someone other than who I really am, but there is still a sense in which I am never fully myself in church. And that can be lonely.
But what’s on my mind today isn’t the loneliness of being a pastor. I’ll save that for another post. What’s on my mind today is the loneliness of being a millennial in the mainline church.
There is a kind of grief that comes when you look around a room of hundreds of people united by a common identity for a common purpose and see hardly anyone within 10 years of your age. Mind you, I have no desire to be part of a community that is comprised solely…
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Singleness – A Millennial Voice
A 2016 Gallup poll reported 59% of older Millennials are single and have never been married. Only 27% of Millennials are effectively married, when factoring in the separated, divorced, widowed or those living unwed with a partner. If that doesn't sound shocking, 36% of Gen X, 48% of Boomers and 65% of Traditionalists were married by... Continue Reading →
Foxholes v. Trenches
You don't need "a church" to thrive, let alone survive. You just need "THE Church."
Your Friendly Reminder :-)
"If you treat Millennials as a punchline, but act surprised when they reject you for that reason, that's just textbook ignorance." - Adam McBroon (my hero!) Just a friendly reminder that respect goes a long way in advancing meaningful and productive community and discussion! And it goes both ways - every person has something to... Continue Reading →
The Trinity: It’s Not THAT Hard to Believe.
For those with friends who believe in God, but not in the Trinity.
The Gospel of John
Our final gospel to discuss is John's. Was it written by John? Could John even write? Where all those parts about Jesus being God added later? We're glad you asked. Let's start by looking inside the Bible for clues. Internal Evidence that John wrote, oversaw or authorized the Gospel with his name: No anonymous manuscripts... Continue Reading →
A big part of Rogue Millennials is encouraging believers to "own" their personal ministry for Christ and his Kingdom. Every believer is called to be part of a holy priesthood. Holy means "set apart" and priesthood means being a leader in spiritual matters - a leader means leading the way, showing the way, setting the... Continue Reading →
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people. Ephesians 6:18 My spiritual walk has been shaped largely by my experiences with prayer. Specially the examples I have had in my life of... Continue Reading →