Christian Reality in a Tolerant World

July 16th 2015 1 comment so far  

supreme-court-546279_1920-2-600x391Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling that will change the landscape of Christianity in America permanently. In a 5-4 ruling, gay marriage is now legal nationwide.

A long legal slog through the court of appeals and states pushing back is still to come, but the damage is done. The hope of Christians “putting God back in the government” or reverting the United States to a majority Christian nation again is dead. Our new reality is that we are quickly becoming a minority in our country. Maybe …

Top 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Working in a Church

July 19th 2013 3 comments so far  

RabbitThere’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 …

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 …

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