Why Are Millennials Leaving the Church in Droves? Part 3
Millennials are leaving the church for all sorts of reasons. And as I showed in a previous blog, there are different types of Leavers. However, after combing through various books and studies on the topic, all of which consist of extensive surveys and interviews of people who have left, I’m struck by the common reasons that keep popping up.
Jesus's Uncanny Residence
I want to take a quick break from our current series on why millennials are fleeing the church and reflect on how I experienced God this weekend. My wife and I visited an amazing church in the French Quarter of New Orleans
If Your Church Closed Its Doors, Would the Neighborhood Care?
I want to talk about why millennials are fleeing the church in droves. But first, let’s circle back around to a question I raised at the end of a blog last week. Regarding discipleship, I said: “I wonder if we’ve elevated certain pet aspects of personal morality over communal and social action.”
What Is Discipleship?
I’m writing a book on discipleship that’s tentatively titled “The State of Discipleship in the Church.” (I'm sure I'll find a much sexier title than that, but it's what we've got for now.) So I’ve been knee-deep in all the discipleship books and statistical surveys as I try to get my arms and heart around the topic.
Nepal Earthquake Relief
On April 25 at 11:26am, an earthquake with the magnitude of 7.8 rocked the country of Nepal. The damage has been mind boggling: 8.1 million in need of some form of humanity aid including shelter, medicine, medical aid, clean water etc.
Do Short-Term Missions Produce Long-Term Benefit? A Better Way to Do Short Term Missions (part 3)
In the previous post, we looked at the problems of having a “Missions for Me” mentality when we venture overseas or across the border.