This is the second of two posts on this topic. The first post is more a message toward those involved in a local church, this one is more a message toward those who aren’t.
I’ll be honest, this is one of the hardest posts I’ve written. It’s easy to be authentic, but it’s hard because I find this difficult to put into practice. I thought about not writing it, but I felt compelled to not cower away from speaking a truth that I know I have a hard time living out. We all preach a better gospel than we live, which makes me grateful for grace all the more.
This is the first of two posts on this topic. This is more a message toward those involved in a local church, the next post will be more a message toward those who aren’t.
Anyone who’s paid attention to even the remote corners of the Internet knows that Rachel Held Evans wrote a piece on Why Millennials Are Leaving The Church. I’ve written some of what I think about the article itself, mainly where I agree with her and tried to offer solutions, for whatever they are worth. Rachel is on the progressive and, dare I say, liberal side of Theology, but I’m grateful for that article. She also wrote a clarification article on Why Millennials Need the Church. I am grateful for this article as well, though this post primarily addresses issues raised by the first article and surrounding conversation.