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“Golden Calves” Are Not a Thing of the Past

June 21st 2013 No comments yet  

Six ReasonsOne of my small pleasures in my newfound grown-up life is listening to Steve Farrar’s podcast during my commute. Starting and ending my work day with the no-nonsense spiritual guidance and biblical encouragement Pastor Farrar has tailored to men is far superior to listening to the morning radio shock jockey shrieking about a celebrity rumor I don’t care about.

His study last fall was of Hebrews 11, what he refers to as “God’s Hall of Fame.” It’s a chapter that runs the gamut …

Reason #6: The church feels unfriendly to those who doubt

June 14th 2013 No comments yet  

Six ReasonsEven if they have grown up in church, young adults are apprehensive about letting on that they have doubts. Two of the most significant trends are not feeling able “to ask my most pressing life questions in church” (36 percent) and having “significant intellectual doubts about my faith” (23 percent) that they don’t feel comfortable addressing.

A young’n’s perspective

Along with being a place to worship, the church is intended to be a place of instruction and guidance. Why do young adults feel like …

Reason #5: They wrestle with the exclusive nature of Christianity

June 7th 2013 No comments yet  

Six Reasons The culture young people are growing up in today is a grab bag of religions, lifestyles, and ethnicities. As a result, they are surrounded by a constant message of tolerance and open-mindedness. With this new focus of acceptance, there is an inevitable clashing of messages when the church does not embrace other religious viewpoints or lifestyles. 29 percent of young Christians felt “churches are afraid of the beliefs of other faiths.” More than one-fifth of young adults with a Christian upbringing …

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