Day: January 21, 2012

Losing their church; how the young navigate

The Barna group published a study that examines why so many young people lose their connections to their churches. According to the data, the young Christians come to a difficult question or a complicated situation and they find the Church’s teaching lacking or in a number of cases, not sufficiently challenging.

Suppressed “Osborne Report” released

Issues in Human Sexuality(1991) has been treated as a discussion document by some; as the “mind of the Church at this time” by others; and as the “rule” of the Church by yet others…. The true listening process, called for by the (1989) Osborne report, has yet to happen.

“Re-calc-u-lating”

One of the things we discover after we’ve grown in our Christian faith for some time, is that there will suddenly be a time that the words we’ve come to depend upon in the Bible, from the pulpit, and from each other in the gathered community, are also suddenly absent.