Depending on who you are, you may be tired of talking about Rachel Held Evan’s piece on Millennials leaving the church on the CNN Belief Blog. I am among those that are not … at least not yet. For me, I’ve really enjoyed (most of) the follow-up posts, tweets, Facebook comments and the offline conversations. Some have offered excellent critique and have respectfully engaged while others have been uncharitable and unnecessarily argumentative. This is life and I comfort myself knowing that some cardboard boxes in heaven will be bigger than others.
Still, some excellent writing, thinking and practicing is happening out there and the best part is interacting with people (even if it’s brief) – I’ve included some links at the bottom and can’t help but think Rachel’s piece was a gift. Frankly anytime the CNN Belief Blog isn’t posting about a church/pastor scandal but rather posting an evangelical lamenting the loss of young people from our community is a good thing. I commend my sister in Christ for her work.
My regrets are about my inability to engage more and I’ve been hoping we Christians do not consume this [Read more…]