What can turn church problems around, and what can bring Millennials back? A great start is admitting we’ve failed them. If there’s one thing Millennials crave and value, its transparency, honesty, authenticity, being real. Repentance is part of that.
Churches have never worried a whole lot about young adults. The prevailing attitude is, "They'll come back when they settle down, get married and have kids." It just isn't happening. Churches can't afford to willfully deny the looming crisis.
A value many Christians (and by extension, their churches) hold dear is "reputation." It's easy to see why this is NOT a particularly godly value.
One of our Fat Beggars operatives in a state far, far away sends us this video that dramatizes quite nicely our sense of bearing the image of God with the poor by throwing a little party. I hope you will click the link and watch this: Thank you (Other) Agent D! via …This Just In… —... Continue Reading →
The gaping blind spot in most Christians' theology is this: We are not called to be countercultural. We are called to be Christlike. And those don't always conflict.