August 18th 2015 No comments yet
As I see students return to school once more, I am left reflecting on what it was like to be their ages. Especially when I look at teens transitioning into middle school and high school, my immediate reaction is, “Oh, you poor things.” This is because I am painfully aware of how lonely, lost, and nervous I felt during adolescence. Perhaps you can relate.
I remember that my sophomore year of high school, for example, was one of the roughest times in my history. I had given up dance …
July 19th 2013 3 comments so far
There’s a fantastic blog called Stuff Christians Like by Jon Acuff that I thoroughly enjoy. In one of his posts, he whimsically imagines what it’s like to work in a church. Below is an excerpt.
“My assumption is that, other than Sunday, a church job is kind of like having a really long quiet time. You probably get to read the Bible all day and take long breaks in your prayer closet and spend eight hours a …
May 10th 2013 No comments yet
Out of the young adults polled in the Barna Group study, 31 percent expressed the opinion that church is boring. In a microwave-ready, instant download society, this perception is likely with anyone under the age of 30. It’s simply how most of us have grown up. What is more disturbing is that 23 percent of those polled felt “the Bible is not taught clearly or often enough,” while 20 percent said God seems missing from their experience of church.
A youngin’s perspective:
While trying …
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