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The Downward Path

“The Church has lost its hold on the masses. The Church does not hold the young people passing out of its Sunday schools. The Church has failed in meeting the increase of population. The Church is in a state that is not pleasing to God, it is not answering its destiny, it is on a downward path.” Is the Church on a downward path? In some ways, yes, in others maybe not, but either way the annswer is the same. Continue Reading

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Four Reasons why Millennials will be Better Disciples than we were (Part 4)

Millennials genuinely believe they can and should be equal participants in society. They don’t want to hide away, and they don’t necessarily want to take over, they’d just like to be invited to the table. Now, they definitely have opinions about what we’ve done wrong and they believe very strongly that they can help make things better, but as a rule, they also believe that they have much to learn from those of us who came before them. Continue Reading

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WWCBT (What Would Charlie Brown Think)

Most of us are probably familiar with the iconic cartoon “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” in which Charlie Brown repeatedly laments over the commercialization of Christmas. I understand where he is coming from, and I share his longing for Christmas, as… Continue Reading

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Four reasons why Millennials Will be Better Disciples than we Were (Part 2)

This may not be accurate in every single case, but as a general rule, if Millennials are leaving your Church, it’s probably not because they desire more anonymity, that was largely my generation’s hang-up. They’re probably not leaving because your traditional worship services are too outdated Continue Reading

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Four reasons why Millennials Will be Better Disciples than we Were

If I could pick one word to describe the Millennial generation, it would be authenticity. I’ve been asked several times, “how do I market my church to Millennials?” The answer is, you can’t. They’ve been marketed to every day of their lives since before they can remember in more ways than they can even count. They see it coming a mile away and they hate it. If we want Millennials to get involved in our Churches, we’re going to have to convince them that faith in Christ is the real deal. Continue Reading

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Three Biblical Reasons to Think Twice About War with North Korea

In the wake of the President’s recent “Fire and fury” comments there has been a wave of voices coming from a dozen different directions concerning the tense situation with North Korea. Hopefully this will lend a little bit of biblical perspective to the discussion.
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