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I Am Millennial

Thank you to Cody Wright who lent His writing talents to this post. Cody Wright is the LifeGroups coordinator of Bridge42 Church. He is a husband, father, and a card-carrying member of the millennial generation (literally, he has a drivers… Continue Reading

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Forgotten Gospel

The word Gospel literally means “good news,” it’s a word that was used for a town-crier running through the streets with an announcement. Sometimes, in ancient Greece, it would also be used of a herald going into a town ahead of the King, announcing, “the King is coming.” I wonder if that’s what Early Christian’s had in mind when the coopted this word and made it their own. Continue Reading

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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