Day: March 21, 2021

Ageism in the Church: A three essay series by the Rev. Tom Buechele

Ageism as defined by Ashton Applewhite, author of “This Chair Rocks”, is “stereotyping and discrimination based on a person’s age. We experience it any time someone assumes that we’re “too old” for something—a task, a haircut, a relationship—instead of finding out who we are and what we’re capable of. Or “too young;” ageism cuts both ways, although in a youth-obsessed society, olders bear the brunt of it.”

Being Vulnerable

“So, as a follower of Jesus I am doomed to be, again and again, that little seed that falls into the ground and dies.  As I open myself to the stranger, to all the oppressed, and to the ways humans are changing the planet, my self-understanding will need to be reformed again and again.”