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Why Is the Church Failing the Millennials?

Why Is the Church Failing the Millennials?

Last week, the CNN website led with this headline: Millennials Leaving Church in Droves, Study Finds. “We’ve known that the religiously unaffiliated has been growing for decades,” said the lead researcher on the new Pew Research Center report. “But the pace at which they’ve continued to grow is really astounding.” Why the sudden shift?  And

Listening: Open My Ears

The Power of Hearing Have you ever seen a child, an infant barely able to stand on her own, dance to the sound of music? I’m sure you have: her eyes wide and brilliant, the little swaddled bum bouncing up and down, splayed fingers waving at the ends of outstretched chubby arms, reaching for something

Vanishing Grace: Jesus Is Our Model of Grace

Jesus spoke several times concerning how people would feel about Christians because of our relationship with Him. Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. – Luke 6:22 The questions we must ask ourselves are, “Are we being

Creative Art: A Compelling Path to Faith

Much as I admire activists, I am not one. Most days I sit alone in my home office staring at a computer screen while pressing plastic keys that make an insect-click sound. This used to bother me. I once wrote an article titled “They Also Serve Who Only Sit and Click,” comparing my routine with

Uneasy Partners: Christians and Politics

The media often use “right-wing” as an adjective inseparably connected with evangelicals. James Davison Hunter says, “It is possible to argue that at the same time the Christian Right acquired and exercised its greatest power — culminating in the 2004 presidential election — this movement also generated greater hostility toward the Christian faith than ever

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